Railway Stations: Ellesmere Port and Neston

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th July 2021.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the decision making criteria are for applications to the Stations Fund for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The aim of the New Stations Fund (NSF) is to open new and restored stations across England and Wales. Funding is distributed through a competition and the full eligibility criteria are available on the Network Rail website:

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/passengers/station-improvements/new-stations-fund/

There are a number of other station improvement funds available that could potentially be drawn on by train operating companies through their franchise agreement, such as the Minor Works budget.

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