Network Rail's EV provision grows with charging at Chippenham


Twenty-eight new EV charging stations have launched at Chippenham Station’s Cocklebury Road car park, which brings the number of charging points to circa 500 across Network Rail’s key commuter stations.

APCOA and Network Rail have worked with Compleo and AmcoGiffen to install the 28 22kW eBOX Professional chargers which are now available to customers.

Chippenham station, which is centrally located in the town, now offers EV charging, to rail passengers alongside shoppers and visitors to the nearby Wiltshire College who can all make use of the new facilities.

The full end to end service is provided by APCOA, including a 24/7 UK based customer service centre provides remote operational support and manages customer enquiries. Payment is possible through the EV auto pay facility provided via APCOA Connect, through which users can also pay for their parking.

Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director UK&I and Group ESG Director of APCOA comments, “sustainability and customer convenience are of vital importance to our all of our businesses, and we are delighted to work with Network Rail and Compleo to facilitate a straightforward and reliable EV and parking solution for local customers.”

Hamish Kiernan, Commercial Director, Property at Network Rail concluded: “Using our car parks and real estate to install and offer EV charging not only improves the experience for our customers and the wider community, it is also an integral part of our sustainability strategy and focus on reaching net-zero.”

Other stations that include charging points include Reading, Letchworth, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and Welwyn Garden City.