£500 Million to Bring Back Historic Rail Lines (England and Wales)

The Department for Transport (DfT) is inviting local MPs to work with local authorities and community groups across England and Wales to propose how they could use £500 million of funding to reinstate axed local services. As well as looking for new ideas, DfT will also use the £500 million fund to progress the development of closed lines and stations already being considered for restoration.

To make sure that growing towns and communities are not left behind, we are running a new £20 million round of the New Stations Fund. This will support both the development of new stations and restoration of old station sites. Two previous rounds of funding have already developed 10 new stations across the country.

Funding is not limited to communities affected by closures.

The Dft will hold events providing advice on how to bid for funding.

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