Addenbrookes could be built without public money

John Laing Infrastructure are working with Network Rail to investigate the feasibility of building the railway station at Addenbrookes. If no major infrastructure works are required to develop the station, it has been suggested that it could be built without public money. It is understood that there are potential timetable implications to deliver this railway station.

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Thanet Parkway consultation opens

A consultation into the outline design for Thanet Parkway has opened. It will be located on the Ashford International to Ramsgate line, and just to the west of the village of Cliffsend. The station is designed to be unstaffed with two platforms and a variety of facilities, including ticket vending machines and passenger help and information points providing remote assistance.

The consultation runs until 19 March 2017. The consultation document also confirms that the council has submitted a bid to the New Stations Fund.

Robroyston funding plan could bring forward opening date

Glasgow City Council Executive Board are set to debate a funding package on Thursday that could accelerate construction of the proposed railway station at Robroyston so that it opens in the next few years. The funding proposal will see the council offer £10m to complete the funding package for the railway station with it repaid by contributions from the developer building 1,600 houses on two development sites nearby.

Portway New Stations Fund bid submitted

Bristol City Council has submitted a bid to the second round of the New Stations Fund for £1.91m in November 2016. Total scheme cost is £2.63m. Network Rail will start work on the GRIP 3 report in January 2017. Construction is planned to start in 2018 with opening in May 2019.

A bid for £686,000 was submitted in round one of the New Station Fund. It was not successful.