- APCOA, Network Rail, and Compleo have introduced 28 new EV charge points at Chippenham station.
- APCOA offers a complete service, including 24/7 customer support and secure payments via APCOA Connect.
- The initiative aligns with sustainability goals and extends to other key stations.
The 28 charge points at Chippenham Station contribute to a charging network across the UK’s key commuter stations
APCOA, Network Rail and Compleo have teamed up to enhance electric vehicle (EV) accessibility at Chippenham station. Thanks to the collaboration, 28 brand-new EV charge points are available at Chippenham Station’s Cocklebury Road car park.
This expansion brings the tally of charging points to an impressive 500 across Network Rail’s crucial commuter stations.
Chippenham station’s strategic location promises a boost in convenience not just for rail passengers but also for shoppers and visitors to the nearby Wiltshire College. It’s a collective win for the community.
APCOA provides an end-to-end service that includes a 24/7 UK-based customer service centre. This centre offers remote operational support and efficiently handles customer inquiries, ensuring a smooth experience. Moreover, drivers can use the EV auto-pay facility available via APCOA Connect, which covers parking fees as well.
Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director UK&I and Group ESG Director of APCOA, commented:
“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, added:
“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.”
Network Rail has built similar charging hubs in stations such as Reading, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh. This further solidifies the railways’ commitment to creating a green transport ecosystem in which public transport aids and assists sustainable vehicles.