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Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway Station

Snapshot

Scheme: A two platform station with capacity for six-carriage trains, with footbridge and ramps, plus a bus turning area. The new parkway station is located next to the existing park and ride facility operated by Warwickshire County Council on Bishopton Lane. The new parkway station is owned by Network Rail, operated by London Midland and has train services to Birmingham and London. The Parkway station opened 19 May 2013, seven months ahead of target timescales.
Client: Warwickshire Country Council
Working Partners: London Midland, Network Rail and Chiltern Railways.
Scheme Cost: £4.4m
SLC team: Ian Walters, Neil Throssell, Julie Abbott, Sam Uren

Overview

SLC Rail was appointed as Rail Advisor to assist Warwickshire County Council with the development and delivery of a new parkway station in July 2010.

The SLC Rail team were heavily involved in all aspects of the delivery, supporting Warwickshire County Council's Programme Manager with:

  • Obtaining funding from third parties: DfT and Centro (now the West Midlands Combined Authority).
  • Commercial procurement of designer and contractor.
  • Technical management.
  • Contractual management.
  • Land transactions.
  • Securing additional train services to call at the facility.
  • Monitoring and management of the contractors’ performance to quality and programme.
  • Management of the design and construction phase through to completion.

The station opened on 19th May 2013, on budget and seven months ahead of target timescales.

Feedback from the client

"SLC Rail has provided an extremely valuable service to Warwickshire County Council in the development and delivery of Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway Station. Through their role as appointed Rail Delivery Consultants the SLC team has demonstrated a wealth of experience in the key disciplines required to build a new railway station in the UK; including design, contractual and project management, commercial negotiation, bid writing, accounting and problem solving.

"The breadth of the SLC Rail experience and the high level of respect they have attained from the rail industry in the West Midlands undoubtedly helped in the opening of the Station 7 months early and on budget. They are a real pleasure to work with: friendly, approachable and professional. To summarise: exceptionally good value for money."

John Harvey, Principal Transport Planner, Warwickshire Country Council.

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