Daventry Transport Development Group

Our Concepts

Daventry Parkway

Daventry Parkway

Our concept for a new railway station at Weedon Bec near Daventry, with brand new services and step-free access.

Daventry Parkway was STM’s initial concept to reconnect Daventry to the national rail network.

The proposal would see a station located in Weedon Bec, just off the A45, with London Euston – Crewe services and select Avanti West Coast services calling. Due to existing capacity constraints, services could not commence until HS2 Phase 2a began operations.

Station Location ⬆️

How High Speed Two supports this concept 🚅

For this concept to work, we will need capacity on the West Coast Main Line to allow trains to stop, even if we install platform loops for stopping servics.

High Speed Two takes Intercity trains from Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Scotland and more off of the existing West Coast Main Line, which allows us to run more commuter (stopping) services on the line without having to worry about capacity.

Station Specification 🚉

We have further refined the initial Daventry Parkway concept, and made the following alterations:

  • The location
    • Road traffic generated is less intrusive on the village of Weedon Bec as a result of the intuitive proposed road layout.
  • Platform layout
    • Subject to operational analysis our expectation of infrastructure requirement is:
      • Two platforms located on platform loops to cater for stopping services without restricting through services.
  • Services
    • London Euston – Crewe services will call at Daventry Parkway, possibly replacing another existing call to maintain capacity.
    • A new Tamworth – Daventry Parkway shuttle service could begin operation on a half-hourly basis to provide intercity and regional links at Rugby, Nuneaton and Tamworth, as well as to serve the proposed Rugby Parkway station in Houlton.