Latest Updates on the development of Worcestershire Parkway Rail Station
20 November 2020
Worcestershire Parkway has won top award at prestigious civil engineering awards
Worcestershire Parkway Station has won West Midlands' top civil engineering project award for 2020.
This was announced at last night’s virtual West Midlands Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) Awards.
The project, which saw the first new station constructed in Worcestershire in over 100 years, was also awarded the Geotechnical award and the Large Project of the Year award as well as the Best Overall Project Award.
The annual awards ceremony celebrates the best civil engineering projects, as well as highlighting those people who have contributed to promoting civil engineering across the region.
For the full story, please visit: Worcestershire Parkway has won top award at prestigious civil engineering awards
24 February 2020
We spoke to passengers travelling from Worcestershire Parkway for the first time since its opening on Sunday.
23 February 2020
What a morning! The first train to arrive at Worcestershire Parkway, the County's first brand new train station to open for around 100 years. Here's the 8.29am to London Paddington arriving on Platform 3.
Amazing news for the county as Worcestershire's first new station for over 100 years opens today!
22 February 2020
Just one day to go until the opening of Worcestershire Parkway station.
21 February 2020
With 500 car parking spaces and plenty of cycle parking, travelling to and from the big smoke will be easier and quicker once Worcestershire Parkway is open from this Sunday, 23 Feb.
Not long to go now until the opening of the county's first new station for over 100 years.
20 February 2020
It’s been quite a journey to get to the opening of Worcestershire Parkway this Sunday. Here’s a video that shows its progress over the last few years...
19 February 2020
Brand new direct services to and from Cardiff will stop at Worcestershire Parkway from this Sunday (23 Feb).
For timetable information for this service and also the new direct services to Derby and Nottingham, visit the Parkway page on the County Council website and click on timetables.
12 February 2020
County’s first new station for over 100 years to open next Sunday
Worcestershire’s first new railway station for over 100 years opens next weekend. Passengers can travel to and from Parkway from Sunday 23rd February.
Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure, Councillor Ken Pollock, said: ”I am delighted to announce the opening of Worcestershire Parkway on behalf of the County Council. The station is set to transform rail travel to and from the county and not only that, it looks great as well.
“I’d like to thank all those involved in making this station, which has been talked about for over 30 years, a reality. Without the County Council’s ambition for this station to be built to better serve our residents and businesses, the station would not exist.”
Worcestershire Parkway is a key part of the County Council’s commitment to improve rail infrastructure around the county. Better rail connectivity allows easier travel into and out of the county, supporting the business and leisure economy.
This brand new station follows improvements already made at Bromsgrove, Foregate Street in Worcester, Malvern Link and Kidderminster.
Users of the station will benefit from easy access from the B4084 and a 500 space car park with reasonable charges. Those arriving at the station by bike will experience a much-improved cycle way from Woodbury Lane and plenty of cycle parking including a two-tier bike rack near platform 2.
The station will also help to remove traffic from the county’s main roads and motorways. Currently there are many commuters that drive the entire journey or drive to larger stations out of county. They do this to access better parking facilities and faster services to major cities. With its 500 space carpark and fast services to Cardiff and London Paddington, many of these commuters will now choose to travel from Worcestershire Parkway.
For the full story, please visit: County's first new station for over 100 years to open next Sunday