Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway railway station

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Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway National Rail
Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway, geograph-3671719-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
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, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14   34,996
History
Key dates Opened 19 May 2013 (19 May 2013)
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Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway is a parkway railway station on the northern outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. It is on the North Warwickshire Line, next to the A46 road. It is intended to draw in longer distance passengers who wish to commute into the West Midlands conurbation, easing road congestion.[citation needed]

The station uses the Park and Ride facilities at Bishopton, whose car park has spaces for 725 vehicles, thus saving passengers from driving into central Stratford to get the train from the main Stratford-upon-Avon railway station. It has two platforms on the double-track line. Each platform is 502 feet (153 m) long with another 16-foot (5 m) stopping allowance to accommodate trains with up to six 80-foot (24.5 m) coaches. The platforms are linked by a DDA-compliant footbridge with ramps.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 19 May 2013.[2][3][4] It had been planned to open in December 2013,[5] but was completed seven months ahead of schedule.[6] Construction work started on 17 October 2012.[4]

The station was projected to cost £8.8 million. In July 2011 the Department for Transport agreed to contribute £5 million from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund.[7] In September 2011 Warwickshire County Council agreed to contribute £1.8 million.[8] In January 2012 Warwickshire County Council announced that Mott MacDonald had been appointed to produce the GRIP 4 outline design of the parkway station by early summer 2012.[9]

Services[edit]

Two London Midland trains per hour serve the station: southbound to Stratford-upon-Avon, and northbound to Birmingham Snow Hill, one running via Whitlocks End and the other via Solihull. Both Birmingham trains continue to Stourbridge Junction.

The two-hourly Chiltern Railways service between Stratford and London Marylebone also serves the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway". Warwickshire County Council. 
  2. ^ "West Midlands Rail vision: Rail Development Strategy" (PDF). Network West Midlands. [page needed][dead link]
  3. ^ "Stratford Parkway Station Executive Summary" (PDF). Warwickshire County Council. January 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2012. [page needed]
  4. ^ a b "Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway station building work starts". BBC News. 17 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Stratford Parkway Station". Warwickshire County Council. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Stratford Parkway set to open seven months early". Rail.co. [dead link]
  7. ^ "£5 million grant for new Stratford Rail Station". Coventry Telegraph (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 20 December 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Parkway station on track after new funding". Stratford Observer. Bullivant Media. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Stratford Parkway agreement reached". Warwickshire County Council. 25 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

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

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