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Five new stations funded

28 Jul 2017

UK: The allocation of £16m from the New Stations Fund to enable to the construction of five stations was announced by the Department for Transport on July 28. All of the stations will be fully accessible and are scheduled for completion by March 2020.

This is the second round of funding from the New Stations Fund, which has previously supported the stations at Newcourt (Exeter), Lea Bridge (London), Pye Corner (Newport) and Ilkeston, which are now open, and Kenilworth which is expected to be completed later this year.

‘New stations are proven to have a hugely positive effect on local areas, acting as a catalyst for regeneration driving social and economic improvements’, said Network Rail Property Managing Director David Biggs.

StationDfT funding, £mProject cost, £mNotes
Horden Peterlee, County Durham4·410·55Improving access to employment opportunities in an area with low levels of car ownership
Warrington West, Cheshire4·2317·2Reducing congestion on the M62 motorway and supporting the Chapelford Urban Village housing development
Reading Green Park2·316·5'The potential to unlock 7 500 new jobs and 1 500 homes' in an area currently only accessible by road
Bow Street, Ceredigion3·9456·76Park and ride for Aberystwyth and Borth
Portway Parkway, near Bristol1·6722·23 Serving an existing park and ride site