Worcestershire Moves Closer to London

Well, it might do if the planned new £22m railway station comes out of the ground.

An infrastructure project that is long overdue is the proposed “Worcestershire Parkway”, near Junction 7 of the M5 for Worcester, which would link the Cotswolds and Birmingham to Bristol lines.

Work on the ground is scheduled to begin by the spring of next year and the station is then on track to open in summer 2017, according to the county council.

The County of Worcestershire needs better national rail connections and whilst HS2 may have some benefits when that links to Birmingham, Worcester deserves something better than a train service that at best takes 2 hours 10 minutes at its fastest.

Under the plans, the proposed station in Norton which is 2 miles east of the city would include up to 500 car parking spaces, with provision for people with disabilities, bus stops and a taxi rank.

The benefits to commerce and tourism can’t come quick enough for the business community in Worcestershire. Bring it on!