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15.05.12

New £20m station for Northampton

Funding has been agreed for the redevelopment ofNorthamptonstation, with the Government agreeing to fund half the costs. The £20m station will replace Castle station in Black Lion Hill and will be funded by Northamptonshire County Council and Network Rail.

The construction is expected to start by the end of the year and is due to be completed by 2014, with the building twice as big as it is now to cope with growing demand.

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC) has led the station development plans. Chairman John Markham said: “The new station will be a modern gateway to Northampton, and support new development in the Waterside Enterprise Zone.”

Cllr Jim Harker, leader of Northamptonshire County Council, said: “The redevelopment of Castle station is a key element in the regeneration of Northampton and in bringing prosperity to the county as a whole.”

Jo Kaye, Network Rail route managing director, said: “Northampton is a growing town and as the number of people and businesses that rely on rail continues to rise, its right that they have a station fit for the future.

“The improvements planned for Northampton station will help create jobs, drive and support continued economic growth in the area and make travelling by train an easier and more pleasant experience for passengers.”

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