Warwick Parkway (WRP)

Warwick Parkway is a park and ride station between Hatton and Warwick near to the village of Budbrooke.

Type: Independently owned
(Chiltern Main Line)
Station code: WRP
Opened: 2000
Platforms: 2
Unlike most stations on the network Warwick Parkway is not owned by Network Rail. It is owned by Chiltern Railways who opened it in 2000. The station was opened with seven hundred and thirty seven car park spaces but has been expanded since opening to now have near a thousand spaces.

The station has opened due to the problem with providing more car parking at the tightly constrained Warwick and Leamington Spa stations. The station is well situated for motorway (M40) access [1].

The station was upgraded in 2012 (when more car parking spaces were added) and has also had a refurbishment in 2019. It is mainly served by Chiltern Railways on services between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone though there are also some peak time West Midlands Railway services too.
Chiltern 168 326 arrives with a Birmingham bound service

Platform shelter

Look down the platforms

...and the other direction

There are lifts for step-free access between platform and ground level

A Chiltern service prepares to depart

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Banbury to Birmingham (Middleton Press, 2004) Fig. 48