Wider rail investment programme for Wiltshire would be needed to make case for new station
We have released the results of a feasibility study for the Department for Transport (DfT) into a new railway station for Devizes.
Wiltshire Council, Devizes Development Partnership and GWR worked closely with us to undertake the study, which concluded that the strongest case for a new rail station at Devizes would be as part of a wider rail improvement programme for Wiltshire.
The feasibility study built on the strategic outline business case submitted to the DfT under the Restoring Your Railway Fund programme in November 2021, promoted by Wiltshire Council with support from DDP, which proposed a Devizes Gateway station at Lydeway.
The detailed work undertaken to date has identified that a new standalone station at Devizes is unlikely to represent value for money, but that it could come forward as part of a wider rail improvement programme for the county.
The results of the Devizes Gateway interim feasibility study have now been submitted to the DfT who will make a decision as to whether the project will progress to the next stage of development.
Further joint work between the rail industry, Wiltshire Council and its local partners is already under way to look at what potential new services could be introduced across Wiltshire, and the infrastructure and trains that would be needed to make this viable.
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