25th Oct, 2016

View on station can be voiced

Evesham Editorial 2nd Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

VALE residents will be able to have their say on plans to build the new Worcestershire Parkway railway station.

Pershore is to host two exhbition events later this month which will showcase sketches of the £17.6million train station to be located on the edge of Worcester.

The ambitious project, backed by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, the area’s MPs, district and city councils, chamber of commerce and local businesses, aims to open in 2017 and bring 25,000 new jobs to the county by 2025.

Members of Worcestershire Council Council’s cabinet voted in favour of proposals to establish a station near Norton at a meeting held last month and the proposal went on display to the public this week ahead of its submission to Wychavon District Council next year.

The first event in Pershore will be at Pershore Railway Station on Wednesday, October 15 between 4pm and 7pm and the second event will take place at Pershore Town Hall on Tuesday, October 21 between 10am and 1pm.

A similar event was held at Evesham Railway Station on Wednesday (October 1) – the first day the plans went on display.

Coun John Smith, cabinet member for Highways, said: “Not many things excite me these days, but this does as it is not only a big thing for Worcester, but also for Worcestershire.

“We have talked about this in all the time I have been on the council and I believe this is one of the most positive phases we have got to, so all credit most go to not only our officers but also our partners who have worked tirelessly to get where we are now.”

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/parkway for more information.