Chiltern Railways, a UK-based train company operating on the London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill route, has announced a new car park deck at Warwick Parkway railway station in Warwick.
The company is investing around £2.5 million on construction of the car park deck, which will be offering around 222 car park slots for passengers availing of the parking spaces at the station. The new decking area will be open in December 2012, when the company will increase the parking spaces to up to 959 slots.
Malcolm Holmes, the 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 recently upgraded Chiltern line has reported a 32% increase in traffic from Warwick Parkway station since year on year, and has received a funding of £1 million from the Department for Transport.
UK Rail Minister, Theresa Villiers, said, ‘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.’