Chiltern Railways is commencing work on a £2.5 million car park deck at Warwick Parkway, creating an extra 222 much needed spaces. The new decking area, which is due to be opened in December, will bring the number of spaces at the station up to 959, helping to accommodate present and future rail passengers from the region.
This follows the £250 million upgrade of the Chiltern line that has seen huge growth in the number of people travelling from the station. Since the launch of Chiltern Mainline, Warwick Parkway has grown by 32% year on year.
To minimise disruption during the build Chiltern Railways have opened an additional temporary car park at the station with 171 spaces.
Malcolm Holmes, General Manager Mainline at Chiltern Railways said:
“The launch of Mainline has resulted in a dramatic increase in passengers travelling from Warwick Parkway with thousands of commuters using our service every week.”
“The new deck will create an additional 222 spaces to meet the rise in demand and demonstrates our commitment to providing the best travel experience.”
The expansion has been financed and delivered by Chiltern Railways with £1 million funding from the Department for Transport.
Rail Minister Theresa Villiers added:
“I am delighted that we are able to announce the investment for this considerable car park extension at Warwick Parkway, there is no doubt that this will encourage more people to travel by train.”
“Adding additional car park capacity will mean more spaces for passengers, easing congestion and helping improve overall journey satisfaction.”