Nineteen bids for New Stations Fund second round

Nineteen bids were submitted to the New Stations Fund second round. Five railway stations were successfully awarded funding in late July, with 14 bids unsuccessful.

Successful bids

  • Horden Peterlee
  • Warrington West
  • Reading Green Park
  • Bow Street
  • Portway Parkway

Unsuccessful bids

  • Magor and Undy Walkway
  • Wixams
  • Rugby Parkway
  • Thanet Parkway
  • Maghull North
  • Marsh Barton
  • Willenhall
  • Cambridge South
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport
  • Soham
  • Cardiff Parkway
  • Edginswell
  • Guildford West
  • A station bidded for by Crest Nicholson understood to possibly be Kilnwood Vale

Four of the bids to the second round of the New Stations Fund were also unsuccessful bids in the first round of the New Stations Fund. Three of the unsuccessful bids from the first round (Horden, Portway Parkway and Warrington West) were successful in the second round with the proposed railway statiom at Wixams being unsuccessful again.



    1. Hi Mark. Nothing with regards to a third round has been formally announced or confirmed. In a recent news article that I cannot recall, it was suggested that there would be no round 3 until at least 2020.


      1. Thanks Peter.
        I live in Epworth, North Lincolnshire, and have been trying to build some local support for re-opening the former station at Haxey, on the Doncaster to Lincoln line. There are 5 passenger trains each direction each day Monday to Saturday run by East Midlands Trains, but they go straight through the Isle of Axholme, which is an area 15 miles east of Doncaster, without stopping.
        There was a big front page feature on the idea in the local paper in January but I cannot say there has been a huge groundswell of support for it since!
        I see that the bid for a station serving Doncaster-Sheffield Airport further down the line towards Doncaster was turned down for funding under Round Two of the New Station Fund.
        Do you think I should quietly forget the whole idea?

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