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Funding secured for four rail station projects

16 May 13 Four new railway station construction projects worth a total of £18m have secured government backing through the New Station Fund.

A new railway station in Ilkeston in Derbyshire will receive more than £4.5m in funding from the Department for Transport towards a scheme worth more than £6.5m. The unmanned station will be on the Erewash Valley line between Nottingham and Langley Mill. It will consist of two platforms to accommodate trains up to six carriages. A new car park will be provided with 150 parking spaces. Provision will also be made for a bus stop.

A £3.5m station will be built at Pye Corner, Newport, with £2.5m government support. Pye Corner is on the Ebbw Valley line in South Wales between Rogerstone and Cardiff in the Bassaleg area of the west of Newport. The station will consist of a single platform and be equipped with a help point, ticket machine, CCTV and customer information screens. The station will be served by a car park accommodating 70 spaces.

A new £6.5m station at Lea Bridge in the London Borough of Waltham Forest has secured more than £1m from the DfT fund. Lea Bridge is on the Lea Valley line between Tottenham Hale and Stratford. The station will consist of two platforms, a new footbridge and lifts, station canopy, ticket vending machines, Oyster readers, waiting shelters, help points and cycle storage.

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The fourth station is in Newcourt, Devon, where the DfT will pay for around half of the £1.44m scheme. Newcourt is on the Exmouth Branch between Digby and Sowton and Topsham. The new station will deliver a new platform and shelter, ticket machine, secure cycle parking and CCTV. The station will be served by a half hourly local service on the Exmouth branch.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "This is another example of the government’s determination to transform the railways as we continue to push forward with the biggest programme of rail investment ever."

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