There are proposed railway stations and lines with planned opening dates in the near future. The proposals for the national railway network are listed below and are subject to change depending on funding awards, technical issues or construction progress. Some projects are of interest to many readers and these are covered in more detail following the timeline. If you are looking for details about proposals for Heritage Railways and Rapid Transit systems, please click here. A list of railway stations that have opened can be found on this page here.
Proposed Opening Dates
Last Updated: 23/12/2020 – See changes below
2021 Opening Dates
- Bow Street (February 2021)
- Reading Green Park (summer 2021)
- Portway Park and Ride
- Soham (December 2021)
- Crossrail/Elizabeth Line (Paddington-Abbey Wood) (first half of 2022)
- Canary Wharf (completely new station)
- Woolwich (completely new station)
- Bond Street (new national rail station)
- Tottenham Court Road (new national rail station)
- Custom House (new national rail station)
- Dalcross (Inverness Airport) (2022)
- Barking Riverside (July-December 2022)
- Beam Park (2022)
- Brent Cross West (2022)
- East West Rail western section phase 2 Winslow (early 2020s)
- Loudoun Square (2023)
- Crwys Road (2023)
- The Flourish (2023)
- Henbury Spur (by 2025)
- Barrhead South (Auchenback) (2025)
- Gabalfa (2028)
- Treforest Estate (relocated) (2025)
Stations awaiting set date
- East Linton
- Portishead (Portishead line)
- New Bermondsey (formerly Surrey Canal Road)
- Beaulieu Park
- Marsh Barton
- East Leeds Parkway
- White Rose
- Leeds-Bradford Airport Parkway
- Flaxby Park
- Kings Heath
- Cottam Parkway
- Cambridge South (Addenbrookes)
- Leven (Levenmouth line)
- Skelmersdale (Skelmersdale line)
- Thanet Parkway
- St Clears
Proposed HS2 Stations
- Old Oak Common
- Birmingham Interchange
- Birmingham Curzon Street
- Manchester Airport/Interchange
Reopenings of Interest
Updates about the following railway stations are requested on a frequent basis. A summary of their current position is below. Click on the links for the latest updates.
New Bermondsey (formerly Surrey Canal Road) – The concrete box that would house the ticket office for this railway station was constructed as part of the opening of the East London Line. Funding for the station should be provided by the developer of New Bermondsey prior to work starting as part of the planning requirements and it should be delivered by TfL within two years of this happening.
Unfortunately, a lack of progress has resulted in some of the funding for the development being withdrawn. As a result, there has been no set date for the station to be delivered.
The station has been allocated funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund in July 2019.
Belford – GRIP4 has been completed. A number of issues have been identified that have stalled progress delivering a station at this location.
Beaulieu Park – Chelmsford City Council agreed a planning agreement with Countryside, who are delivering a 3,600 home development north east of Chelmsford to build a railway station at Beaulieu Park. The station was allocated funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund in July 2019.
Ashington – The restoration of rail services to Ashington has been included in the Northern Rail ITT. Local authorities are working on sourcing funding to complete the project and completing the appropriate design work.
Wixams – The railway station at Wixams has been unsuccessful in the first two rounds of New Stations Fund. A sizeable shortfall remains in the funding for the railway station. The Bedford Borough council is working on proposals to close that shortfall.
23/12/2020 – Barrhead South slips to 2025
17/12/2020 – Soham moved to 2021, Barking Riverside slides to 2022 and Henbury Spur slips to by 2025. Crossrail moved to first half of 2022.
02/12/2020 – Edginswell and St Clears added to stations awaiting set date following announcement that they had been successful for funding from New Stations Fund Round 3
24/11/2020 – Bow Street slips to February 2021
24/10/2020 – Inverness Airport slips to 2022
15/10/2020 – Kintore station opens to the public and Reading Green Park slips to summer 2021
10/08/2020 – Portway Park and Ride and Dalcross delayed to 2021 and Kintore slipped to Autumn
11/07/2020 – Horden station opens to the public
12/06/2020 – Moved Barrhead South to 2021 following publication of timeline by city region deal
19/04/2020 – Removed Edginswell, added HS2 stations, added Leven, Skelmersdale and Thanet Parkway
04/04/2020 – Slid Kintore to Spring/Summer 2020 due to rail enhancement works halt in response to Coronavirus. Removed Rapid Transit schemes from this page and moved to Rapid Transit schemes page
15/03/2020 – Added Cottam Parkway and Cambridge South to “Stations Awaiting Set Date” following March 2020 budget
04/03/2020 Bow Street updated to Winter 2020
23/02/2020 Worcestershire Parkway opens.
15/12/2019 Warrington West and Robroyston opened 15 December. Worcestershire Parkway postponed to early 2020.
17/11/2019 Warrington West, Worcestershire Parkway and Robroyston updated to 15 December timetable change. Crossrail should open at the earliest possible point in 2021. Soham added with 2022 opening date.
31/08/2019 Added more information about the Surrey Canal Road and Beaulieu Park following Housing Infrastructure Fund award. Warrington West opening date expected to be in Autumn/Winter 2019.
26/06/2019 Meridian Water opens. Added Henbury Spur to 2021.
26/05/2019 Halton Curve opens. Meridian Water going to be May/June
06/04/2019 Northern Line Extension slipped to 2021. Halton Curve and Meridian Water expected to open in May 2019. Beam Park added with expected opening date of May 2022
02/01/2019 Crossrail slipped to not known. Reading Green Park, Portway Parkway, Kintore and Dalcross slipped to 2020 awaiting information and progress
01/11/2018 Rotherham Tram-Train opens and Horden updated to open in Spring 2020.
01/10/2018 Halton Curve (regular services) postponed until 2019 (May).
04/09/2018 Crossrail and the five railway stations set to open at the same time moved into September 2019.
02/07/2018 Corwen Central and Maghull North opened. Croxley Rail Link opening date no longer defined.
30/04/2018 Kenilworth opened
31/03/2018 Kenilworth slipped to TBC (25/02). Broadway opened. Maghull North set to open in June. Rotherham Tram-Train moved to autumn. Winchburgh moved to awaiting date.
13/02/2018 Added 26 Feb opening date to Kenilworth. Confirmed the new National Rail Stations that will open when Crossrail opens in December 2018.
21/01/2018 Added months and seasons to 2018 proposals.
11/12/2017 Ordsall Chord opens. Kenilworth railway station postponed to (February) 2018.
16/11/2017 Portishead pushed to awaiting date. Rotherham Parkgate added to 2018. Reading Green Park and Worcestershire Parkway slipped to 2019. Added Corwen Central to 2018.
28/07/2017 Swanage link opened in June. Portway to open in 2019. Horden, Warrington West and Bow Street allocated to 2020 following the New Stations Fund Round 2 announcement. Marsh Barton and Edginswell moved to awaiting date because their bids were unsuccessful.
29/05/2017 Cambridge North opened. Swanage Link to open in June.
02/04/2017 Ilkeston and Low Moor opened. Swanage link expected to open in the Summer.
04/03/2017 Added Worcestershire Parkway for 2018.
27/01/2017 Added Meridian Water to 2019.
20/01/2017 Robroyston added to 2019. Ilkeston opening 2 April 2016. Kenilworth opening December 2017. Added Marsh Barton and Edginswell to 2017/18.
18/12/2016 Ilkeston postponed to Q1 2017.
22/10/2016 Maghull North to open in May 2018. Ilkeston postponed to December 2016.
07/08/2016 Low Moor pushed to Spring 2017. Broadway added to open in 2018. Ilkeston expected to be October 2016.
25/06/2016 Kirkstall Forge opened. Cambridge North moved to Spring 2017. Kenilworth moved to Summer 2017.
31/05/2016 Crossrail, Kintore and Dalcross added.
10/04/2016 Kirkstall Forge moved to May. Low Moor postponed to Summer 2016. Added 2018 and 2019.
19/03/2016 Coventry Arena and Bermuda Park opened. Kirkstall Forge moved to April and Lea Bridge moved to May. Swanage to Wareham link postponed to early 2017. Cambridge North postponed to December 2016.
25/12/2015 Apperley Bridge and Cranbrook open on 13th December. Bermuda Park and Coventry Arena (formerly Ricoh Arena) moved to January.
25/11/2015 Cranbrook delayed to December, Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge delayed to January 2016. Portway Park and Ride and Horden removed.
19/08/2015 Apperley Bridge delayed until September, Cranbrook delayed until October.
07/06/2015 Newcourt Opens, Bermuda Park and Ricoh Arena delayed until September, Lea Bridge moved to March 2016.
15/05/2015 Newcourt, Oxford Parkway, Kirkstall Forge, Swanage Link, Bermuda Park and Ricoh Arena delayed.
21/03/2015 Cranbrook delayed
11/12/2014 – Newcourt delayed until Spring 2015. Ilkeston delayed until late 2015
05/10/2014 Horden expected in May 2016. Added Swanage Link and Fleetwood to Poulton
16/08/2014 – Portway Park and Ride expected in April 2016
01/08/2014 – Lea Bridge appears to be unlikely to open in December 2014 and Cranbrook expected in January 2015
26/07/2014 – Ilkeston delayed to Spring 2015