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Warrington Bank Quay Station

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that Warrington Bank Quay station has adequate (a) car parking facilities, (b) disabled parking facilities, (c) bus stops and (d) taxi stops for it to fulfill its strategic position as a major main line station. (113313)

[holding answer 8 January 2007]: The Department is currently working with Network Rail and Virgin Trains to develop plans for the expansion of car parking at Warrington Bank Quay Station, commensurate with the introduction of service improvements in December 2008.

Virgin Trains also has plans to improve the station forecourt to improve vehicle circulation, provide parking for disabled passengers and create passenger set down facilities. Other improvements to the ticket office area and subway are also proposed and these schemes are currently subject to a funding application.