Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway railway station

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Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway
Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway
Location
Place Bishopton,
Stratford
Local authority Stratford-on-Avon
Grid reference SP183566
Operations
Station code STY
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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History
Key dates Opened 19 May 2013 (19 May 2013)
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Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway is a parkway railway station in Bishopton, in the north of Stratford-upon-Avon, England.[1][2][3]

It is located on the Birmingham to Stratford Line, adjacent to the A46, part of the strategic road network. The close proximity to the road is intended to draw in longer distance passengers who wish to commute into the West Midlands conurbation, easing congestion.

The station makes use of the Park and Ride facilities at Bishopton, with a large car park (which can accommodate up to 725 vehicles), thus saving people from driving into central Stratford to get the train from the existing Stratford station. It has two platforms on the existing double tracked line. Each platform is 153 metres long with an additional 5-metre stopping allowance to accommodate a maximum of six 24.5 m car trains. The platforms are linked by a DDA compliant footbridge with ramps.[4]

In July 2011 the scheme secured a £5 million government grant from the UK Government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund.[5] In September 2011 Warwickshire County Council agreed a further £1.8 million of the projected £8.8 million cost of the scheme.[6] In January 2012 Warwickshire County Council announced that Mott MacDonald had been appointed to produce the 'GRIP4' outline design of the parkway station by early summer 2012.[7]

The station was originally planned to open in December 2013,[8] but opened seven months ahead of time on 19 May 2013.[9] Construction work started on 17 October 2012.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wilmcote   London Midland
Birmingham-Stratford Line
  Stratford-upon-Avon
Wilmcote   Chiltern Railways
Leamington – Stratford upon Avon
  Stratford-upon-Avon

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Coordinates: 52°12′26″N 1°43′51″W / 52.2072°N 1.7309°W / 52.2072; -1.7309