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  • New stations fund

    Local communities are to get improved access to rail services in England and Wales thanks to a £20m fund to help towards the cost of building new stations

  • The funding will be distributed through a competition so that all promoters of new stations which meet the conditions have an equal opportunity of securing a funding contribution. We are administering the application process and the fund.

    The process

    The competition period ran from 24 January 2013 to 25 February 2013. A cross-industry awards panel will meet to consider all applications received by the closing date.

    Proposed new stations must be developed to the option selection stage 3 as defined in our Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) . The proposals must have the written support of relevant train operating companies and Network Rail. While the New Stations Fund will contribute towards the cost of scheme construction, bidders must have available a portion of match funding of the project cost.

    Full details of the application criteria are in the guidance and supporting documents.

    Contact us

    If you have any questions or need more information please email us at

  • Application form, guidance and supporting documents

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