Scottish Government reopens Local Rail Development Fund

The Local Rail Development Fund (LRDF) has re-opened for further applications from community led initiatives.

This follows on from the first round, which saw almost £700k awarded to ten communities to take forward development works which will consider rail solutions to local transport issues.

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity said:

“The success of our £8bn investment in rail infrastructure and services since 2007 relies on communities embracing the potential for growth provided by our railway.

“This £2 million fund will help communities bring forward proposals to tackle specific, local rail connectivity issues, which will form part of our considerations for long-term investment in Scotland’s transport system.

“Ten communities are already benefitting from £700,000 worth of grants, I am keen to encourage more bids for the remaining funds (£1.3m) this time round.”

Organisations that were previously unsuccessful can also submit updated or new proposals based on the feedback they have received.

Organisations who wish to apply to this fund should download the application form and guide, complete the application form and return it to by 28 June 2019.

Source: Transport Scotland

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