Offical opening of Stratford Parkway

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Seven months early and on budget, June 14th 2013 saw the official opening of Stratford Parkway railway station. At the celebratory event, members of Warwickshire County Council’s transport planning team, who oversaw the project to construct the new £6.9 million station, were joined by Nadhim Zahawi MP for Stratford on Avon, Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning, Councillor Peter Butlin and the Chairman of Warwickshire County Council Cllr Dave Shilton who did the official unveiling. 114,000 new rail trips are forecast to both the new Stratford Parkway station and the existing town station by 2024/2025.

Offical opening of Stratford Parkway

Seven months early and on budget, June 14th 2013 saw the official opening of Stratford Parkway railway station. At the celebratory event, members of Warwickshire County Council’s transport planning team, who oversaw the project to construct the new £6.9 million station, were joined by Nadhim Zahawi MP for Stratford on Avon, Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning, Councillor Peter Butlin and the Chairman of Warwickshire County Council Cllr Dave Shilton who did the official unveiling. 114,000 new rail trips are forecast to both the new Stratford Parkway station and the existing town station by 2024/2025.  Watch video >>

Transport Minister visits Stratford Parkway

On 13th June 2013 Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP, visited the new Stratford Parkway station, a day before its official launch and heralded it as a model of integrated transport.  Watch video >>

First Trains into Stratford Parkway

May 19th, 2013 saw the first trains into and out of the new Stratford Parkway station. Warwickshire County Council's Stratford Parkway Programme Manager John Harvey gives his first reaction to being one of the first passengers, after 3 years of managing the project and delivering it 7 months early.  Watch video >>

Stratford Parkway Final Handover

May 17th, 2013 saw the final checks and handover of Stratford Parkway station from the contractors, some 7 months ahead of schedule, with the new station approved ready for the first trains to stop and passengers to have access only two days later. Project Manager Neil Bird, from the contractor Buckingham Group, sums up the challenges and the facilities offered by Stratford upon Avon's new railway station.  Watch video >>

Bridge in place at Stratford Parkway

Overnight on March 17th the new Stratford Parkway Railway Station took a giant step forward with the erection of the footbridge over the railway line linking the two platforms. Here's the story of the night, a very large crane and some very big pieces of metal!  Watch video >>

How to build a bridge - Stratford Parkway

The new Stratford Parkway railway station isn't just being built at the Park and Ride at Bishopton - Stratford TV visited the site where the footbridges are being built to check on progress and found a project involving over 170 tonnes of steel and 4,000 man hours of work.  Watch video >>

Halfway at Stratford upon Avon Parkway

The construction of Stratford's new Parkway station is well underway, but not surprisingly hampered by the rain and the snow. In this video the Project Manager updates us on progress and says that despite the elements, they are on target to finish on time.  Watch video >>

Stratford Parkway Station Launch

The development of Stratford upon Avon's new railway station Stratford Parkway is underway and Stratford TV will be covering it regularly. This first video covers the first ceremonial spade of mud (!), future plans for Stratford Town Station and the increased service promised alongside the new station.  Watch video >>