National Infrastructure Strategy reveals funding awards for proposed schemes nationwide

The government has revealed proposals to restore railway lines, stations and services in National Infrastructure Strategy, which was published earlier today (25 November). Fifteen proposals (listed below) have received funding from the Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund. Five of the proposals are railway stations, four are full line reinstatements, one is restoring a passenger service on a freight line and one is providing a regular service on a heritage line. The remaining four schemes are understood to be upgrades or new services on existing passenger railway infrastructure including the railway line through Brigg.

  • Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station in Cheshire
  • St. Anne’s Park railway station in Bristol
  • Ferryhill railway station in County Durham
  • Reinstating links between Bolton and Radcliffe/Bury
  • Delivering the Stratford- upon-Avon to Honeybourne/Worcester/Oxford railway line
  • New station at Waverley in South Yorkshire
  • New station in the Langport/Somerton area of Somerset
  • Improved services from Melton Mowbray towards Nottingham
  • Improved services between Truro and Falmouth
  • Upgrading the South Fylde Line through enhancements to the existing Blackpool South – Preston service
  • Upgrading the Maid Marian line between Ashfield and Alfreton
  • Reinstating rail access to Cirencester through a new line from Kemble
  • Restoring regular services between Swanage and Wareham
  • Creating the South Humber rail link by running passenger train services between Gainsborough and Barton on Humber
  • New rail link between Consett and Newcastle

Five proposed railway stations will benefit from an expanded (£32m) third round of the New Stations Fund. Edginswell, Thanet Parkway and St Clears will be funded to open. Haxby and Deeside will receive further funding to develop their proposals.

Source: National Infrastructure Strategy

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