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MP backs station
12:00pm Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
AMBITIOUS plans for a new railway station serving the county are being supported by Malvern’s MP.
The county council is bidding for £7 million of Government funding to create a Worcester Parkway station at Norton, near the city.
If successful, it would mean Worcestershire will be able to tap into more services to London via Bristol, and access many long-distance cross-country trains that bypass Worcester's stations, although they pass through the county.
If the bid is accepted a planning application would be made in April 2014 and the new station would open by the summer of 2016.
Harriett Baldwin, who has sent the Government a letter supporting the project, said: “Improving the rail infrastructure in West Worcestershire is vitally important for the area’s long-term future.
“I back any plans for improvements to our services, including a Worcester Parkway station.”