Stratford Parkway set to open seven months early

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Stratford Parkway Station is set to open seven months early after official contracts are agreed to build the transport hub.

Buckingham Group Contracting has been awarded the detailed design and build contract for the new Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway Station by Warwickshire County Council.

Work on the new station is due to begin later this year.

The award of this contract means that the station is now going to open seven months ahead of schedule, in May 2013.

The new weekday evening and Saturday services being provided by London Midland to support the new station will also begin at the same time, with the weekday off-peak services following in December 2013.

Councillor Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council’s portfolio holder for highways and transport, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer this service to Stratford and the surrounding areas, using the funding awarded to the county council from the Department for Transport last year.

“We look forward to working with the experienced team from Buckingham Group over the coming months and delivering a fantastic facility for rail passengers.”

Simon Walkley, Buckingham Rail Director, said: “As a local company we are especially pleased to have this opportunity to work with Warwickshire County Council on this exciting and challenging project. We look forward to delivering a scheme which will bring many sustainable benefits to the local community.”


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