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26 February 2020

Worcestershire’s first new station for over 100 years opens, UK

Worcestershire Parkway railway station has opened. The station is a key part of Worcestershire County Council’s commitment to improve rail infrastructure around the county, allowing easier travel into and out of Worcestershire as well as supporting the business and leisure economy. This brand-new station follows improvements already made at Bromsgrove, Foregate Street in Worcester, Malvern Link and Kidderminster. Mott MacDonald was the lead designer on the project.

Users of the station will benefit from easy access from the B4084 and a 500 space car park. Those arriving at the station by bike will experience a much-improved cycle way from Woodbury Lane and cycle parking, including a two-tier bike rack near platform two. The station will also help to remove traffic from the county’s main roads and motorways because less people will need to drive their entire journey or drive to larger stations out of the county. With fast services to Cardiff and London Paddington, many commuters will now choose to travel from Worcestershire Parkway.

Mott MacDonald was the lead designer on this station supporting the design and build contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Limited. It led the detail design and integration for this project which comprised of a full range of railway design disciplines including: Station design, railway design, highway design, flood risk assessment and stakeholder management. To minimise import and export of fill to and from the site Mott MacDonald designed a lime stabilisation strategy for the on-site materials. The consultancy also worked with the Principal Contractor’s specialist supply chain to ensure the design and model of station development was up to BIM level two.

Mott MacDonald’s project director, Mark Alton, said “We’re delighted that Worcestershire Parkway station has opened to the public. This station will help get people out of their cars and using public transport, making travel easier and helping people become more environmentally friendly.”

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