Approval for Worcestershire Parkway

Approval for Worcestershire Parkway

Worcestershire County Council has granted planning permission for a new £22m railway station.

Worcestershire Parkway regional interchange railway station will be built just outside of the city of Worcester, close to Junction 7 of the M5 near Norton. It will link the Cotswolds and Birmingham to Bristol lines.

The station is comprised of a single platform on the Worcester to London line and two platforms on the Birmingham to Bristol line, together with a new station building. It will also have 500 car parking spaces.

Last year, the Worcestershire LEP provisionally allocated £7.5m from the Worcestershire Local Growth Deal towards a new station. The remainder of the funds is expected to come from the county council, ultimately to be recouped through car park and station access charges levied on the train operating companies.