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Cash for ten rail reopening projects

Rail

01 June 2020
 

Ten rail reopening proposals have been awarded a share of £500,000 from the Ideas Fund stream of the DfT’s Restoring Your Railway fund. 

The projects are: 

  • reopening Meir Railway station between Stoke-On-Trent and North Staffordshire
  • passenger services on the Barrow Hill line between Sheffield and Chesterfield
  • passenger services on the Leicester to Burton line
  • reinstatement of branch lines on the Isle of Wight
  • reinstatement of a passing loop between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction
  • reopening of Wellington (Somerset) and Cullompton (Devon) stations
  • passengers services on the Bury-Heywood-Rochdale lines
  • passenger services on the Clitheroe to Hellifield line
  • reinstatement of rail access to Devizes via a new station at Lydeway
  • passenger services on the Totton-Fawley line in Hampshire

The DfT has awarded funding to each of the proposals to help prepare a business case. 

 
 
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