New Stations Fund

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 – in progress

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

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.

It is great news to hear Paul Maynard announce the launch of the New Stations Fund 2. This demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the delivery of new station projects across the country delivered by working in partnership with local bodies who also contribute their expertise, local knowledge and third-party funding. These much needed schemes realise longer term benefits to passengers, customers, local communities and the wider economy. The New Stations Fund 2 represents the ongoing ambitious investment programme in Britain’s railways, stations and local economies, delivering real and visible improvements for passengers, customers and local stakeholders. The successful bidders and associated stations are Warrington Borough Council – Warrington West Station, Welsh Government – Bow Street Station, Reading Council – Green Park Station, Durham County Council – Horden Peterlee Station and Bristol City Council – Portway Parkway.

Norrie Courts, director of stations, Network Rail