Update sent to Pinvin Parish Council from NetworkRail on 21st December 2020 see below.
Thank you for your ongoing support for our joint ambitions to improve Pershore station. In the last 20 years, passenger numbers have more than doubled from under 50,000 in 2000, to more than 102,000 prior to the pandemic.
As vaccines start to be rolled out across the country, the railways are going to be a key part of our country’s recovery and we want to be ready to welcome passengers back as soon as we can.
You will know that we currently have limited car parking at the station which suppresses demand, and Wychavon District Council have plans to use land around the station to increase this provision.
Our plans are to dedicate the current car park for those who require level access to the platform, including blue badge holders, with all other vehicles in the new car park. This requires a derogation by the Department for Transport (DfT) from existing legislation.
We are glad to report that the DfT has granted this derogation, thanks in part to your support. Our next steps will be to go through the various options of viably delivering the masterplan so that all passengers benefit from our proposed plans.
Thank you again for your support; we will update you following these meetings.
Vic Allison, CEO Wychavon District Council.
Matthewe Golton, Interim Managing Director, Great Western Railway,
Dr Mike Gallop, Interim Regional Director, NetworkRail.