Funding for four new stations announced
UK: Government contributions towards the costs of building of four new stations were confirmed by the Department for Transport on May 15.
The money has been made available through the New Station Fund. This was announced in January, with local authorities, train operators and developers invited to bid for contributions of up to 75% towards the cost of 'shovel ready' station projects.
|Station||Route||Total cost||New Station Fund contribution||Facilities|
|Newcourt||Exeter - Exmouth line, Devon||£1·44m||50%||Platform, shelter, ticket machine, secure cycle parking, CCTV|
|Lea Bridge||Lea Valley line, Greater London||£6·5m||£1m||Two platforms, shelters, canopy, footbridge and lifts, ticket machines, help points, cycle storage|
|Ilkeston||Erewash Valley line, Derbyshire||£6·5m||£4·5m||Two platforms for six-car trains, shelters, footbridge, ticket machines, information screens, help points, CCTV, 150-space car park, cycle storage, drop-off point, taxi rank. Provision for bus stop|
|Pye Corner||Ebbw Valley line, South Wales||£3·5m||£2·5m||Platform, help point, ticket machine, information screens, CCTV, 70-space car park|