23rd Jul, 2017

Rail users urged to have their say on ambitious rail plans linking Droitwich to London

Lorna Morris 16th Jul, 2017

RAIL-USERS will have the chance to have their say on an ambitious project which aims to improve links between Droitwich Spa and London.

Prepared by Worcestershire County Council, the Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy will work towards developing local and long-distance rail services.

Until August 11, people can voice their opinions on the strategy which focuses on developing one train per hour between Droitwich Spa and Paddington.

Other priorities include improving capacity on Droitwich rail services as well as the regeneration of Worcester Shrub Hill station and the development of a regional service between Kidderminster and Bromsgrove, Worcester and Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester and Bristol.

Mid Worcestershire MP, Nigel Huddleston, has welcomed the strategy and said: “Worcestershire is a thriving County, forecast to grow by 45,000 new homes by 2025, and this strategy addresses the need to ensure our rail infrastructure is equipped to accommodate an increasing number of passengers.

“I particularly welcome the target of one train per hour between Kidderminster and London Paddington via Droitwich, and know just how significant an impact this will have on my constituents who have struggled with limited rail connectivity to London.”

Hard copies of the Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy and a hard copy response form will be available in libraries.

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/ltp to leave feedback.