Council appoints contractor for new Worcestershire Parkway station

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Buckingham Group has been appointed by Worcestershire County Council to design and build the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station.

The station will include a single platform on the North Cotswold Line, which links Worcester, Oxford and London Paddington, and two platforms on the Birmingham to Bristol line, which will connect Worcestershire to the CrossCountry network.

Having been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT) last month, the station, which is located in Norton, is scheduled to open in 2018.

The majority of the funding will come from station car park charges and access charges from train operators. An additional £8.3 million will be provided by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Marc Riley, framework director for rail at Buckingham Group, said: “Buckingham Group has been delivering rail projects for over 20 years. Our experience includes a wide range of station redevelopments plus the delivery of high-profile, high-quality, “Gateway” Stations.

“The design and build contract for Worcestershire Parkway is an exciting project for the region and we are thrilled to have been appointed to deliver a scheme which will play such an integral part in Worcestershire’s future.”

Buckingham Group will work alongside project managers SLC Rail.

This article has been updated to clarify that the station will include platforms on the Birmingham to Bristol line as well as the North Cotswold Line.

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