Winners revealed for reduced tranche of New Stations Fund

 

The rail minister has announced the winners of a £16m - reduced from £20m - fund to help build five new rail stations in England and Wales.

All of the new stations will be accessible, with step-free access throughout.

The Government will provide more than £16m to fund the stations under the New Stations Fund, which was said to be worth £20m when announced last year.

Rail minister Paul Maynard said: ‘The New Stations Fund is a great example of how our record investment in the railways and work with local authorities and industry is delivering better journeys for passengers and boosting local economies.’

The successful bids are:

  • Horden Peterlee in County Durham which will receive £4.4m of Department for Transport funding towards a scheme cosing £10.55m
  • Warrington West in Cheshire, which will receive £4.23m towards a total project cost of £17.2m
  • Reading Green Park which will receive £2.3m towards a total project cost of £16.5 m
  • Bow Street in Ceredigion, Wales which will receive £3.945m towards a total project cost of £6.76m
  • Portway Parkway, Bristol which will receive £1.672m towards a total project cost of £2.23m
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Newcourt station was funded under the previous round

All the stations are due to be completed by March 2020.

Lianna Etkind of the Campaign for Better Transport said: ‘We call on the Government to confirm the next round of the New Stations Fund as soon as possible, so more people can benefit from new stations.’

This is the second round of funding for the scheme. The first round has funded stations at Newcourt (Exeter), Lea Bridge (London), Pye Corner (Newport), Ilkeston already and Kenilworth.

 

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