Coleshill Parkway News

Coleshill Parkway train station extends free parking offer until September 2015

Wednesday March 30, 2011

John Laing and London Midland have today announced an agreement to extend free parking for rail users at Coleshill Parkway Station. The arrangement will last until the end of the current franchise, in September 2015.

Coleshill Parkway station promotional banner artwork
Coleshill Parkway station promotional banner artwork

The original free parking offer, which was launched in December 2009 by the station’s owners, John Laing, has been extremely successful in attracting cash conscious customers to the station. The offer will continue to provide a real solution in helping to cut the costs of living for local commuters, whilst providing a safe and secure spot for parking their car. The usual charge for parking at the station is £2.50 per day.

The voucher system previously in operation has also been scrapped to cut down on the level of customer administration, however the car park will continue to be monitored to ensure that it is only used by rail passengers.

Coleshill Parkway was opened in 2007 and is operated and maintained by London Midland. It is served by direct half-hourly train services to Birmingham New Street in around 16 minutes, Leicester in 40 minutes and Stansted in around 3¼ hours. Local bus services also interchange at Coleshill Parkway providing connections to and from Birmingham International Airport & National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in around 18 minutes, and into most other local conurbations.

Rail users wanting to use the station’s free parking facilities should simply park and ride, or enquire at the station ticket office if there are any queries. Further information, such journey by train – and of course, it’s a greener way to travel.”

Councillor Peter Fowler, portfolio holder for economic development with Warwickshire County Council, said: “We are grateful to John Laing for continuing the free parking arrangement at Coleshill Parkway. As they say, it will help to encourage train travel, which is an integral part of the council’s strategy to protect the environment…”