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Railways: Finance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 6468, tabled on 9 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraphs 1.298, 1.307 and 2.31 of the Summer Budget 2015, HC 264, what additional money he plans to make available to the New Stations Fund; and what assessment he has made of the cost and scope of works to upgrade the line from Shirebrook Junction to Edwinstowe and Ollerton so that it can carry passenger traffic.

Answered on

14 July 2015

We are making up to £20m available for a further round of the New Stations Fund and the proposed new stations at Edwinstowe and Ollerton will be eligible to bid for this funding. The Department has not assessed the cost and scope of works to upgrade the line from Shirebrook Junction as this is a matter for the scheme’s promoters. We will be announcing more details on the New Stations Fund shortly.

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