Olton Station Parking Survey

Olton station sign in Olton, SolihullStop Press

Good news on Olton station parking. Solihull Council agreed to make the commuter parking a priority issue for 2016-17 at a meeting on Feb 25th. This should be good news eventually for St Bernards Road, Warwick Grove, Bickenhill Park Road, Old Warwick Road, Burlish Avenue and Ulverley Green Road.

We’ll keep a watchful eye on what gets done, and make sure your views are considered.

In the meantime, you can still send us your comments on your preferences for how to solve this serious problem.


Problems for Rail Users - Annoying for local residents

Olton station car park fills up before 8.30am. Rail users feel forced to park in nearby streets, and yellow lines push them further and further away.

More rail use and more considerate parking

We want to encourage rail use – it reduces congestion and CO2 emissions and we want Olton residents to get their streets back.

People deserve the freedom to choose how they travel, but we need to be fair to everyone. Freedom and fairness are Lib Dem values, after all.

Your Olton team want to know your ideas and preferences to solve this problem for the benefit of all rail users and residents.

Possible Options


  • Additional spaces would be good for rail users and residents
  • It would be expensive and could spoil the area without care
  • Extra funding could be available from the proposed West Midlands Combined Authority


  • Local streets would be clearer
  • Rail users would be pushed onto other streets further away
  • Local residents would be unable to park outside their homes


  • Limiting parking for one hour, morning and afternoon, would prevent all-day parking
  • Some local residents could still be inconvenienced (and fined)
  • Rail use would be discouraged


  • Rail users would not clog local streets and residents would be able to park
  • Requires a lot of administration and cost
  • Rail use would be discouraged

Tell us roughly where you live and what do you think should be done.

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