Warwick Parkway railway station

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Warwick Parkway National Rail
Warwick Parkway Station, geograph-3987386-by-David-P-Howard.jpg
Location
PlaceBudbrooke
Local authorityDistrict of Warwick
Coordinates52°17′10″N 1°36′43″W / 52.286°N 1.612°W / 52.286; -1.612Coordinates: 52°17′10″N 1°36′43″W / 52.286°N 1.612°W / 52.286; -1.612
Grid referenceSP265653
Operations
Station codeWRP
Managed byChiltern Railways
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.620 million
2014/15Increase 0.638 million
2015/16Decrease 0.632 million
2016/17Increase 0.659 million
2017/18Increase 0.670 million
History
25 October 2000Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Warwick Parkway from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Warwick Parkway is a railway station with Park and Ride facilities on the western outskirts of Warwick in Warwickshire, England. It also serves the village of Budbrooke. It is owned by Chiltern Railways, making it one of the few stations on the National Rail system not owned by Network Rail.

Warwick is also served by the older Warwick railway station in the town centre.

History[edit]

Warwick Parkway was opened on 25 October 2000. It was opened with Park and Ride facilities alongside the A46 and A4177 roads in order to encourage commuters to use the train, and to compensate for the lack of parking spaces at the nearby Warwick and Leamington Spa stations. It was financially supported by Warwickshire County Council. Planning permission was given for the station in March 1999, following a public inquiry in October 1998.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Each platform at the station has a real-time electronic information departure screen.

Warwick Parkway platforms in 2009.

The station is staffed for much of the day and there are self-service ticket machines as well as a permit to travel machine just inside the entrance to the station. A subway links northbound and southbound platforms. Also there is a small cafe selling drinks and snacks.

Local Stagecoach in Warwickshire bus services 68 and X17 also link the station with Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Coventry. There is also a National Express coach stop outside the station with regular links to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The nearest village to the station is Hampton Magna, about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the station.

The station originally had 737 car parking spaces. Another 222 places were added in 2012 at a cost of £2.5 million.[2] Work on the project started on 25 June 2012.[3] Additional spaces were made available in phases from 29 October 2012 with an official opening in late November 2012.[4]

Services[edit]

The station is served by Chiltern on its London Marylebone to Birmingham (Moor Street or Snow Hill) service, which usually calls at half hourly intervals, this is augmented by a few West Midlands Trains services between Birmingham and Leamington at peak periods.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Steam Ahead At Warwick Parkway". Chiltern Railways. 25 October 2000. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Warwick Parkway extension given go ahead". Department for Transport. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Warwick Parkway sees £2.5m car park expansion". BBC News. BBC. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  4. ^ "New car park opens at Warwick Parkway railway station". Leamington Courier. Johnston Press. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  5. ^ Table 71 & 115 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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