Home Rail News Worcestershire Parkway station takes shape

Worcestershire Parkway station takes shape

Worcestershire County Council has released images showing the progress on Worcestershire Parkway station.

The station’s steel frame, which will include a ticket office, toilets and a retail outlet, can now be seen and the footbridge over the Birmingham Gloucester railway is almost complete.


Like this story? Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with rail industry news


An artist's impression of Worcester Parkway station. Photo: Worcester County Council.
An artist’s impression of Worcester Parkway station. Photo: Worcester County Council.

Platforms, which are being built off site, will be lifted into place next to the railway line towards the end of the year with the station set to open in 2019.

Rail passenger numbers through Worcestershire are set to increase by up to 97 per cent in the next 25 years, according to the council, and the new station will provide more frequent and quicker trains to London and Birmingham from the county.


Read more: Tube station named after England manager Gareth Southgate


 

Recommended

Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while travelling at around 115mph.  Four people...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in the...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The...