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28.02.20

£20m funding for new railway stations across the country

The Rail Minister has announced today (Feb 28th) a £20m fund boost for rail connections across the country.

The new £20m funding is the third round of the New Stations Fund and comes off the back of the £500m Reversing Beeching Fund.

The funding also highlights the government’s pledge to levelling up transport infrastructure across the country by developing links between communities and encouraging economic growth for towns, cities and regions.

£40m of funding has already been invested in building 10 new stations across the country, attracting over a million passenger journeys.

READ MORE: £500m promised by Government to restore historic rail lines

Communities will see new stations in Wales, Derbyshire, Exeter, Warrington and Warwickshire, with more new stations soon to be built in Durham, Reading and Bristol.

Local authorities can bid for the funding, with communities across the country encouraged to apply.

Rail Minister, Chris Heaton- Harris said: “Disused railway stations have been emblematic of left behind towns for too long. The vast number of passengers already using new stations funded by government is proof of the importance of investing in new connections.

“This new funding will both restore local stations to their former glory, and build even more new ones, establishing vital links for communities and levelling up the country for everyone.”

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