Rugby Parkway Update

Rugby Parkway Update provided by Suzanne Page (vice Hannah Collett), Warwickshire County Council

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) are continuing to work on the development of a new station south of Rugby on the Northampton Loop, which is being referenced as Rugby Parkway and will be located adjacent to the Rugby Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) also known as the Houlton development. (Former Rugby Radio Station site to the south-east of the town).

The Lead Designer for the station is continuing to develop a station design that will provide for:

• 2 platforms with footbridge and lifts
• Station car park
• Public Transport Interchange
• Active Travel connectivity

The development activity to date has identified the following:

• A strong business case for the scheme based on updated Demand and Revenue Forecasts producing a revised BCR and NPV for the Scheme
• The December 2022 base timetable can accommodate the proposed train service for the station, which can now be presented to industry partners on 8 June
• The benefit of on-going stakeholder engagement with the relevant stakeholders including the DfT, Network Rail, West Midlands Rail and freight operators to ensure continued industry buy-in to the Scheme
• The benefit of best practice scheme management in terms of governance
Further work is being undertaken to deliver the following:
• Outline Planning Application with all matters reserved for a new station development and including public engagement by the end of 2022.
• Land Acquisition. Negotiations are continuing regarding the other plot required to deliver the station and associated works and is at present awaiting the outcome of the initial design activity.