Romans & Roads
The tall VLF (very low frequency) transmitters ...
The station will connect to the Northampton loop of the West Coast Mainline and run two to three trains per hour to Birmingham, Northampton, the West Midlands, London and the rest of the UK. Scheduled for completion as soon as December 2019, it will cost a total of just under £11m, and include northbound and southbound platforms, a connecting footbridge and a 260 space car park.
Plans for the station have been tabled to serve the new housing development at the old mast site, where up to 6,200 homes are being constructed over a 15-20 year period – with a potential increase in Rugby’s population of 15,000.
It would also serve commuters to and from DIRFT, which itself is undergoing an expansion.
A couple of weekend blogs will explain all. But do pop along if you are in the area - and if you can find Thorncombe!