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05.08.20

Further funding for Middlesbrough station redevelopment

The revamp of Middlesbrough station is now fully funded after a further £9m was by the Government to the initial £35m.

Now £9.65m has been committed from a fund announced by Prime Minster Boris Johnson earlier this year for ‘shovel-ready’ projects.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen made the announcement yesterday (4 Aug) as the improvement work is due to commence next year.

The works will include an extension to platform 2, allowing it to accommodate new LNER Azuma trains as Mayor Houchen leads conversations with the government-owned operator to reinstate daily services from Middlesbrough to London.

The scheme will also see significant customer service improvements at the station including a new £6.5m entrance, with accompanying business units on Zetland Road.

A third place could see new platform 3 built to the north of platform 2 to further increase train capacity within the station.

The scheme is a joint partnership between the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority, Network Rail, Middlesbrough Council and the Department for Transport, with support from train operators.

Mr Houchen said: “This final funding for the Middlesbrough station redevelopment will sit alongside the money I have already pledged to the scheme and ensures this project is now fully funded.

“This means we can get on with increasing the frequency of services and train routes and introduce the first services between London and Middlesbrough in decades.”

READ MORE: £35m station transformation launched by Tees Valley Mayor

READ MORE: £15m funding towards better rail journeys in the North East

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