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Rail station improvement bids invited for £100M fund

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:

ApplicantProject Name
C2CTicket gating at Southend East and Purfleet stations
Southeastern & Network RailWaterloo East balcony ticket gating
Southeastern & Network RailRochester new ticket office and gating
Southeastern & Network RailDenmark Hill station ticket gating
Southeastern & Network RailDriver Only Operation Strood to Gillingham
Northern RailImprovements to six car parks at Congleton, Guide Bridge, Sandbach, Crossflats, Sowerby Bridge, and Todmorden
Network RailKings Cross ticket gating
Network RailManchester Victoria improvements, including ticket gating
SouthernSmartcard installation at 91 Southern franchised stations
Southern and Network RailBrighton station redevelopment
First Great WesternPershore car park improvements
First Great WesternCharlbury car park improvements
First Great WesternLangley car park improvements
First Great WesternRadley car park improvements
First Great WesternKemble car park improvements

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