Local authorities in England and Wales can bid for a share of £20 million of funding for the construction of new railway stations. This forms one part of the government’s £500 million drive to reopen former routes and stations closed during the Beeching cuts in order to improve links between communities and unlock the economic potential of towns, cities and regions.
The funding is being made available through the third round of Department for Transport’s New Station’s Fund. £40 million of funding has already been invested in building 10 new stations across the country, attracting over a million passenger journeys.
The closing date for applications is the 5th June 2020.