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Author Topic: Worcestershire Parkway Station project - ongoing discussion  (Read 27583 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2016, 11:55:57 am »

Huge loan to be paid off through a charge on GWR parking fees & station access charges.

It will put traffic *on* local roads just to get there!

Until & *if* GWR get to running 2tph to Oxford, it will still be that those that drive eround to Warwick Parkway will still do so for London....it'll be a lot *less* successful than the County thinks it will
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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2016, 04:19:41 pm »

Though should reduce traffic in Worcester city centre.

I'd love to know what percentage of rail travellers who live in or around Worcester choose to drive the 40 miles to Warwick Parkway on a regular basis.  I know there are a few, but can anyone demonstrate that it's a significant number?
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2016, 04:30:38 pm »

Depends on your definition of 'significant'....three figures?
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2016, 05:30:56 pm »

In terms of a percentage I'd say significant would be anything over 10% of passengers, at a guess that might equate to 40+ per day.
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2016, 10:16:47 am »

My feeling is that its certainly close to that? But 400 from Worcester area to London daily? hmmm....
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2016, 12:37:54 pm »

400 or so would be my guess.  That's not very many spread over the whole day from both stations.
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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2016, 01:26:27 pm »

Seeing the number that return in the evening fairly often, I think that maybe rather optimistic....even including those boarding at Oxford.
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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2016, 03:09:24 pm »

Yes, I'm talking the whole day here, some people obviously return earlier in the day, those returning from an overnight stop for example.  Looking at reservations there's a good few dozen reserved today on the trains from late morning to mid-afternoon.  Though it may be 300.  200 even.  My point was more about what percentage of people choose Warwick Parkway, and I guess in the absence of solid stats we'll just have to go for hunches.
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« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2016, 10:18:38 pm »

... I guess in the absence of solid stats we'll just have to go for hunches.

That's never stopped Btline.



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« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2017, 12:51:39 pm »

A further event that matches this thread's title is announced by Worcestershire County Council:
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Government Green Light for Worcestershire Parkway
Published Monday, 30th January 2017

Worcestershire County Councilís plans for a major new railway station south-east of Worcester have been given the green light by the Department for Transport.

The approval from the Department for Transport enables the Council formally to award a contract for the construction of the station. Site preparation and final design works will get underway this winter with construction work to follow.
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Quite what this latest approval consists of is a  mystery - DfT have no such announcement (though it might be hidden inside something else). WCC have put nothing - not even a link - in their "Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange" page.
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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2017, 03:37:53 pm »

I thought this was full approved 7 months ago.

Just did a search of Worcester Parkway, and the locals are not happy.

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/15057990.Worcester_Parkway_given_the_green_light_from_the_Government/?ref=mr&lp=8

I can understand why many are upset, but how anyone can argue that building 1000 car carpark in the centre of any city, in this case new Worcester Shrub Hill that currently has 60 parking spaces, would be a better option baffles me.
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« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2017, 04:20:37 pm »

Just did a search of Worcester Parkway, and the locals are not happy.

That's local newspaper comment sections for you!

I was amused to hear a GWR on-train announcement yesterday inviting passengers to change at Oxford for "Oxfordshire Parkway". Sounds like the nomenclature is catching on. (Though I do miss the laconic Thames Trains-era announcer at Oxford station who once announced a calling point as "Islip International Parkway".)
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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2017, 11:40:23 am »

Construction contract has been awarded for the new station:

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/news/746178-22m-contract-awarded-for-new-railway-station.html

[mods: could the topic be renamed Worcestershire Parkway, as that is going to be what it's called?]
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« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2017, 11:47:03 am »

Probably more appropriate as many of the travellers who will use the new station are people living outside Worcester and excluded from rail transport by Worcester's bad traffic congestion.

The addition of a bus hub and large carpark will provide a very interesting boost for local transport.
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« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2017, 11:51:49 am »

Simply extract from the other two Worcester stations.

Yes, there will be a modicum of additional users, but those currently driving elsewhere will continue to do so, as journey times will be still be quicker for them.
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