In 2018 construction began on a new station serving Worcestershire county. The new station is built to serve the two railway lines (North Cotswold Line and Cardiff to Nottingham Line) that it sits across and will provide:
a 500 space car park (including disabled parking) designed to current standards in terms of lighting, CCTV, ticketing, customer facilities and information points
a fully accessible modern station building with toilets, ticket desk, and a retail facility
a single platform on the North Cotswold Line and two platforms on the Cardiff to Nottingham Line that will all be fully accessible
secure cycle storage, motor cycle parking and electric car charging points
direct access to local bus services through a bus/rail interchange
taxi rank and drop off/pick up point
a new roundabout providing access to the station from the B4084
a new footbridge for the public right of way over the Cardiff to Nottingham line
This scheme will provide sustainable access to regional and national destinations by rail, including the south-west, north-east, London and the Thames Valley. This will significantly enhance Worcestershire’s connectivity with the UK’s key economies and encourage economic growth and development within the county.
Once open, Great Western Railway services operating between Hereford/Great Malvern/Worcester, and the Thames Valley and London Paddington via stations including Pershore, Evesham, Oxford and Reading will call at the station along with CrossCountry services between Cardiff and Nottingham.
Click here for more information about the new development as it progresses.