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 – in progress
  • 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.

While the 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 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

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The launch of the second round of the New Stations Fund demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the delivery of new station projects across the country. The programme is delivered by working in partnership with local bodies who contribute third-party funding in order to realise longer term benefits to passengers, customers, local communities and the wider economy. The New Stations funding stream represents an important part of the ambitious investment programme in Britain’s railways, delivering real and visible improvements for passengers and customers. The first round of the New Stations fund helped deliver Pye Corner in Wales, Newcourt in Devon, Lea Bridge in London and is in the process of delivering Ilkeston near Derby and Kenilworth near Coventry.

Norrie Courts, director of stations, Network Rail