Railway Stations: Torbay

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 23 November 2016.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Conservative, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether progress has been made on plans to build a new railway station in Edginswell, Torbay.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

It is for local bodies who are responsible for local transport planning, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Partnerships to determine if opening a new station and funding passenger rail services is the best way to address local public transport needs and economic growth opportunities. In this case the Department understands that plans for a new station at Edginswell are currently being considered locally.

We are keen to support new railway stations and have made up to £20m of New Stations funding available. Bids need to be received by 25 November and need to be reasonably well developed with at least 25% third party funding contribution by 2019/20.

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