Network Rail has invited bids for the second wave of funding for station improvements, as 15 first wave projects receive shares of the first £21M funding wave from the £100M pot.
Network Rail and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), who set up the fund together, have invited the rail industry, local authorities and third parties to submit applications for a share of the next wave of funding from the £100M station improvement fund. The application deadline is 30 September.
The £100M fund is open to any stations of any size across the country and there is no cap on the maximum value of the proposals, which can be up to the remaining value of the £100M. To be eligible, proposals must make improvements to stations and also reduce the overall public subsidy for rail by generating a financial return.
First wave of funding
The first 15 projects to receive funding include:
|C2C||Ticket gating at Southend East and Purfleet stations|
|Southeastern & Network Rail||Waterloo East balcony ticket gating|
|Southeastern & Network Rail||Rochester new ticket office and gating|
|Southeastern & Network Rail||Denmark Hill station ticket gating|
|Southeastern & Network Rail||Driver Only Operation Strood to Gillingham|
|Northern Rail||Improvements to six car parks at Congleton, Guide Bridge, Sandbach, Crossflats, Sowerby Bridge, and Todmorden|
|Network Rail||Kings Cross ticket gating|
|Network Rail||Manchester Victoria improvements, including ticket gating|
|Southern||Smartcard installation at 91 Southern franchised stations|
|Southern and Network Rail||Brighton station redevelopment|
|First Great Western||Pershore car park improvements|
|First Great Western||Charlbury car park improvements|
|First Great Western||Langley car park improvements|
|First Great Western||Radley car park improvements|
|First Great Western||Kemble car park improvements|