A £20m fund towards the cost of building new stations is helping give local communities improved access to rail services in England and Wales

The funding is distributed through a competition, giving all promoters of new stations meeting the conditions an equal opportunity of securing a funding contribution.

New Stations Fund

The first competition period ran from 24 January 2013 to 25 February 2013. A cross-industry awards panel met to consider all applications received by the closing date and selected five projects:

  • Pye Corner, Wales – opened 14 December 2014
  • Newcourt, Exeter – opened 4 June 2015
  • Lea Bridge, London – opened 16 May 2016
  • Ilkeston, Derby – opened 2 April 2017
  • Kenilworth, Warwickshire – 30 April 2018

New Stations Fund 2

The competition for the New Stations Fund 2 ran from 26 August to 25 November 2016. The proposals required the written support of relevant train companies and Network Rail.

The five successful proposals were announced by Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2, on 28 July 2017 during a visit to Warrington.

  • Warrington West station – Cheshire
  • Bow Street station – Ceredigion, Wales
  • Reading Green Park station – Berkshire
  • Hordon Peterlee station – County Durham
  • Portway Parkway – Bristol

New Stations Fund 3

We have launched the third round of the New Stations Fund which will invest £20 million in new stations and help restore closed stations to their former glory.

This latest funding will boost rail connections across England and Wales, thereby providing vital links for communities. Passengers have already benefited from the previous rounds of the fund with new stations.

Full details of the application criteria are in the guidance and supporting documents at the bottom of this page.

Inclusive design

You can read about our approach to inclusive design at the following pages:

Inclusive design

Access for All

Diversity Impact Assessments

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information please email us at NSF@networkrail.co.uk.

Guidance and supporting documents

Application form
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Guidance note for applicants
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New Station Fund 3 Q&A
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NSF3 Funding from Network Rail agreement (FFNRA) short form
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NSF3 business case summary spreadsheet
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