Pershore MP to lobby for more rail services at Worcestershire Parkway - The Evesham Observer

Pershore MP to lobby for more rail services at Worcestershire Parkway

Evesham Editorial 29th Feb, 2024   0

PERSHORE MP Harriett Baldwin is to meet with key stakeholders in a bid to get more trains to stop at Worcestershire Parkway railway station.

Ms Baldwin has been campaigning for additional services stopping at the new station since it was opened in 2019 since when the new facility has been operating ahead of projections.

Worcestershire County Council is already planning to expand the station’s car park capacity and has purchased land for that purpose.

Now the MP is lobbying Cross Country trains to allow services between Bristol and Manchester to stop at Worcestershire Parkway.

In recent months, the MP has written to the rail operator as well as meeting with representatives from Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road to press for additional services.

Cross Country has confirmed that discussions are ongoing with the county council and Harriett is planning to meet with the relevant stakeholders to offer her assistance to make the changes happen.

“I had strong indications last summer that Cross Country was looking to stop more services at Worcestershire Parkway and that has been welcomed by the county council, rail user groups and businesses based in my constituency,” said Ms Baldwin.

“Over recent months I have attempted to accelerate this work and I’ve had recent communications from the rail operator offering a meeting to discuss this plan.

“It is clear to me that this is in the company’s long-term plan and would be a popular addition to the rail network for people using Worcestershire Parkway as well as bringing more tourists to the region.

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