First passenger trains at Stratford Parkway
May 15, 2013
The first London Midland passenger trains will be calling at the brand new Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway station on Sunday 19 May.
The £6.9 million construction project has been carried out on behalf of Warwickshire County Council by contractor Buckingham Group. The new station is a central part of Warwickshire County Council’s Stratford-upon-Avon Local Sustainable Transport Project, funded by the Department of Transport.
The opening of the station coincides with the introduction of enhanced rail services for passengers in the town. More frequent services running later into the night will now be on the timetable and Saturday service frequency will increase from every hour to half-hourly.
Warwickshire County Council has teamed up with Centro to fund the introduction of the new timetable, which comes into operation on 20 May. The new services will be operated by London Midland under a three-year agreement with Warwickshire County Council and Centro.
114,000 new rail trips are forecast to both the new Stratford Parkway station and the existing town station by 2024/2025.