Consultation on draft Warwickshire Rail Strategy 2019-2034

Closes 20 Sep 2019

Opened 27 Jul 2019


Rail services in Warwickshire make a significant contribution to the local economy, business and local communities, helping to make Warwickshire an attractive place in which to live and work. The County Council has an excellent track record in delivering rail infrastructure and helping to improve services. 

Warwickshire intends to continue this support and investment in the local rail network to help improve wider connectivity, contribute to the delivery of housing and employment opportunities and maximise the benefit of economic growth in Warwickshire over the next fifteen years and beyond. This draft strategy sets out Warwickshire County Council’s ambitious and challenging plans to improve the rail offer in Warwickshire and will form part of the County’s fourth Local Transport Plan (LTP4).

The draft rail strategy has been developed to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits of the rail network to Warwickshire’s residents and businesses. 

Four key overarching objectives have been identified to support the delivery of Warwickshire’s Rail Strategy and policies have been developed to support the delivery of these objectives: 

  1. Maximise economic, social and environmental benefits of the rail network to Warwickshire residents and businesses; 
  2. Maximise opportunities for journeys within Warwickshire (and beyond) to be undertaken by rail, particularly for commuting purposes; 
  3. Maximise opportunities for travel demands of new developments to be met by rail;
  4. Support opportunities to transfer freight from road to rail.

More information is provided on the Public Information Document. This, together with the draft strategy and other supporting documents can be downloaded at the bottom of this webpage.

Anyone who is interested in local transport and the local rail offer can comment on the draft strategy. Responses are invited from a range of partners, stakeholders and people who live or work in Warwickshire.

How to respond

The main way to respond to the consultation is via the online questionnaire using link below. This questionnaire is anonymous and does not ask for any personal information.

If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire or an alternative format please contact us by phone or email using the contact details provided.

 If you would like to respond to this consultation in writing you can do this by emailing or sending your written response to Transport Planning, Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4SX

What happens next?

The consultation will help inform and shape the final Warwickshire Rail Strategy and if approved by Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet, will replace the existing rail strategy from early 2020.

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  • Anyone from any background
  • Service users (current or previous)
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  • All Warwickshire residents
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  • Professionals and professional bodies
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  • Environment and sustainability
  • Roads and travel
  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Local plans and guidelines
  • Economy
  • Transport and economy