Network Rail has recently introduced new charging points at Chippenham Station, further expanding its electric vehicle (EV) provision. These 28 eBox Professional charge points, with a capacity of 22kW each, have been installed at Chippenham Station’s Cocklebury Road car park as part of a collaboration with parking firm APCOA, Compleo, and AmcoGiffen. With this addition, the total number of charging points across Network Rail’s major commuter stations now stands at approximately 500.
APCOA has plans to offer a total of 750 chargers by mid-spring 2024, reinforcing their commitment to sustainability. The convenient location of the chargers at Chippenham station means they will be accessible not only to rail passengers but also to shoppers and visitors of Wiltshire College.
APCOA is responsible for providing a complete end-to-end service, including a UK-based customer service center that operates around the clock to address customer inquiries and provide remote operational support. Additionally, APCOA Connect offers an auto pay facility that ensures a seamless and secure payment process for charging and parking services.
Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director UK&I and Group ESG Director of APCOA, expressed their satisfaction in working with Network Rail and Compleo to offer a user-friendly and efficient EV charging and parking solution for local customers. The spread of charging infrastructure throughout Network Rail’s car parks not only enhances the experience for customers and the broader community but also aligns with their sustainability strategy and focus on achieving net-zero emissions.
Besides Chippenham, other Network Rail stations that already feature EV charging points include Reading, Letchworth, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Welwyn Garden City.