Rail passengers across England and Wales are set for better journeys thanks to a £20 million pot to fund new stations, announced on 26 August 2016 by the Department for Transport.
The next round of the new stations fund will provide up to 75% of the cost for construction of new stations or to reopen previously closed stations. The funding will improve access to the rail network and create new travel, employment and housing opportunities.
It follows on from an initial round of funding, which has already made a major difference to passengers’ journeys, with new stations at Newcourt in Devon, Pye Corner in Wales and Lea Bridge in London, and stations at Ilkeston near Derby and Kenilworth near Coventry in the process of being delivered.
Organisations such as local authorities, and train operating companies keen to boost local growth are all being encouraged to submit bids.
The deadline for bidders for the second round of funding is 18 November 2016 with an announcement of successful projects expected to be made early next year.Posted by on