The new Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway is already proving that it is more than just a train station and is, in fact, a hub of transport for Stratford – so much so that it now has a dedicated commuter bus service.
The SP1 service (Stratford Parkway 1) is a brand new bus service, operated by Stagecoach, linking the Alcester Road area with the new Parkway station. It adds to the already good bus connections to the surrounding area from the Stratford Park & Ride, which is adjacent to the new train station.
Specifically designed to meet the needs of commuters to and from the area, the service is scheduled to meet trains departing the Parkway station between 6.20am and 7.40am and trains arriving at the station between 5.15pm and 7.30pm.
The new service has been launched as part of Warwickshire County Council’s Local Sustainable Travel Fund project for Stratford, which is funded by the Department for Transport, and is being promoted through the Choose How You Move Warwickshire campaign.
Councillor Peter Butlin, Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning at Warwickshire County Council, said: “The addition of this new commuter bus service will further enhance the transport options available to people living and working in Stratford-upon-Avon.
“It makes it even easier for people to leave their car at home and take public transport, with all the benefits that brings for their personal finances, their health and the environment. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to launch this service as part of our Department for Transport funded Local Sustainable Travel project in Stratford.”
Details of the new SP1 bus service and links to service timetables, as well as information on all other transport options at Stratford Parkway, including the existing 221 Justin’s Avenue bus service and 222 Timothy’s Bridge Road bus service, can be found on the Stratford Parkway page of the Choose How You Move website at www.stratfordparkway.co.uk.