Guidance: Restoring Your Railway Fund

Department For Transport

May 23
15:13 2020


The Department for Transport has invited MPs, local authorities and community groups across England and Wales to propose how they could use funding to reinstate axed local services and restore closed stations.

There funding is available for 3 purposes.

Ideas Fund

Offers support to proposals to reinstate axed local services, which should be sponsored by MPs working with local authorities and community groups.

Accelerating existing proposals

The 500 million fund will also help accelerate the development of closed lines and stations which are already in the process of being considered for restoration.

Proposals for new and restored stations

A new round of the New Stations Fund, supporting both the development of new stations and restoration of old station sites.

Published 28 January 2020
Last updated 23 May 2020 +show all updates
  1. Announcing the successful bids for the first round of the Ideas Fund.

  2. Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund round 1 update.

  3. Guidance updated and expanded.

  4. Invitation requirement altered so that proposals are required to come from MP's working with local authorities and communities, rather than local authorities and communities themselves.

  5. First published.

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