The County Council is promoting the development of a new rail station in the Bishopton area of Stratford-upon-Avon to improve accessibility and to encourage increased use of the train for journeys that might otherwise be undertaken by car.

It is envisaged that the scheme will reduce vehicle kilometres on the local and strategic road networks (M40, A46 and A3400) and deliver environmental and safety benefits. The scheme is consistent with local and wider economic, regeneration and transport objectives.

A key element of the scheme is to increase train service frequencies on the Stratford to Birmingham Railway and these additional trains will serve both Stratford Parkway Station and the existing Stratford-upon-Avon ‘Town’ Station.

The proposed site for the station is adjacent to the existing bus-based Stratford Park and Ride in Bishopton and the two facilities will share the existing car park. Vehicular access to the station will be via the Park and Ride entrance. The station will have disabled parking, taxi rank and passenger drop-off/pick-up facilities, as well as a dedicated pedestrian and cycle link from Bishopton Lane.

Artist impression of Stratford Parkway station (jpg 4.4mb)