24 Jan '13, 3pm

Fund for new rail stations - Gov acts on CBT recommendation CBT on panel to assess applications

Work to reverse Beeching gets underway 24 January 2013 Immediate release Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed the establishment of a New Stations Fund by the Department for Transport. Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport said "It is excellent news that the Department for Transport is investing in new stations to serve communities not currently on the network. Fifty years after Dr Beeching predicted the death of the railways, we are seeing demand as high as it was in the 1920s. We need a railway that meets that demand not just through new stations but new lines, too." Stephen Joseph continued "Demand for new rail projects is such that we fully expect the new fund to be oversubscribed. If so, will be pressing for further money to be found." ENDS Notes Campaign for Better Transport has campaigned for investment in new stations. The establishm...

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