Network Rail has partnered with parking firm APCOA, Compleo, and AmcoGiffen to install 28 new 22kW eBox Professional charging points at Chippenham Station’s Cocklebury Road car park. These charging points are part of Network Rail’s effort to provide electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure across its key commuter stations, bringing the total to around 500 across the network. APCOA has also announced plans to install approximately 750 chargers by mid-spring 2024.
Located centrally in the town, the chargers at Chippenham Station will be accessible to rail passengers, as well as shoppers and visitors to Wiltshire College. APCOA will provide an end-to-end service, including a 24/7 UK-based customer service centre for remote operational support and managing customer queries. The auto-pay facility via APCOA Connect will ensure convenient and secure payment for both charging and parking.
APCOA’s Kim Challis emphasized the importance of sustainability and customer convenience, expressing delight in working with Network Rail and Compleo to offer a straightforward and reliable EV and parking solution for local customers. Hamish Kiernan, Network Rail’s Commercial Director of Property, highlighted the installation of EV charging points as an integral part of the organization’s sustainability strategy and commitment to achieving net zero.
In addition to Chippenham, other Network Rail stations with EV charging points include Reading, Letchworth, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Welwyn Garden City.
– Network Rail