Car Transport Home
Free Auto Transport Quote
  Web Movetransport
Auto Transport
Home About us Get A Quote News & Event Auto transport forum FAQ Auto Theft Links Sitemap


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Extra funding for rural stations

Passengers on rural and regional rail services across the country are set to benefit from a £60,000 fund for Community Rail Partnerships, Rail Minister Tom Harris announced today.

The new Designated Community Rail Development Fund will help deliver improvements to make a real difference at local stations, such as more seats at stations, cycle parking and better information for passengers. It can also help fund awareness campaigns to encourage more people to use these lines.

Rail Minister Tom Harris said:

"This extra funding will support the small projects that can make a big difference to passengers using rural routes and will help Community Rail Partnerships provide services that really benefit their local community."

Community Rail Partnerships promote and develop the railway services for local people and will apply to Association of Community Rail Partnerships for the funding. A full list of the Community Rail Partnerships eligible for funding can be found below. All partnerships working on these lines can apply to the fund for a grant of up to £5,000 per route.

Jerry Swift, Network Rail's Account Director for Community Rail, said:

"Network Rail has seen real improvements around the network as a result of the work of Community Rail Partnerships. We are delighted to be able to support this initiative and we are looking forward to seeing some innovative schemes that benefit rail users and local people. Delivering a railway that meets local needs is key to seeing the network develop."

Neil Buxton, General Manager at ACoRP said:

"Community Rail Partnerships can deliver a lot from very little and I am pleased that we are working with the Department and Network Rail to get this project off the ground. Local rail is thriving in many parts of the country and with continued work we expect it to grow further over the next few years."

The following Community Rail Partnerships are eligible to apply for funding:
Abbey Line: St Albans - Watford Junction, Hertfordshire
Atlantic Coast Line: Newquay - Par, Cornwall
Barton Line: Barton-on-Humber - Cleethorpes, North Lincolnshire
Bittern Line: Norwich to Sheringham, Norfolk
Clitheroe Line: Clitheroe - Manchester, Lancashire and Greater Manchester
Derwent Valley Line: Matlock - Derby, Derbyshire
Esk Valley Line: Whitby - Middlesbrough, Teesside and North Yorkshire
Gainsborough Line: Sudbury - Marks Tey, Suffolk and Essex
Island Line: Ryde - Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Lakes Line: Oxenholme - Windermere, Cumbria
East Lancashire Line: Preston - Colne, Lancashire
Looe Valley Line: Looe - Liskeard, Cornwall
Maritime Line: Falmouth - Truro, Cornwall
Marston Vale Line: Bedford - Bletchley East, Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire
Medway Valley Line: Paddock Wood to Strood, Kent
Penistone Line: Barnsley - Huddersfield, South and West Yorkshire
Poacher Line: Skegness - Grantham, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire
Severn Beach Line: Bristol - Avonmouth - Severn Beach
South Fylde Line: Preston - Blackpool South, Lancashire
St Ives Bay Line: St Ives - St Erth, Cornwall
Tamar Valley Line: Gunnislake - Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall
Tarka Line: Exeter - Barnstaple, Devon
Wherry Lines: Norwich - Great Yarmouth and Norwich - Lowestoft, Norfolk and Suffolk


posted by transport blogs @ 9:43 PM permanent link   | Post a Comment |




Slide Show


Previous Posts
  • Rosie Winterton announces £42 million for new impr...
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Cracking Down on Young...
  • Kelly announces £244m for Manchester tram extensio...
  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Is...
  • Fewer People Injured in Highway Crashes Every Year...
  • Financial penalties for utility companies which fa...
  • Independent Transport: The key to independent livi...
  • Traffic Officers on the School Run!
  • DOT Increases Protections for Air Travelers with D...
  • Government takes action to deliver 106 new Pendoli...



  • January 2008
  • March 2008
  • April 2008
  • May 2008
  • June 2008
  • July 2008
  • August 2008
  • September 2008
  • October 2008
  • November 2008
  • December 2008
  • January 2009
  • February 2009
  • March 2009
  • April 2009
  • May 2009
  • June 2009
  • October 2009

    All American Highway Gallery

    All American Highway History photo library is an apt place where you can have access to the information of the different highways of the cities in USA. Read More...

    Traffic Road Signs

    Traffic signs give you important information about the law, warn you about dangerous conditions and help you find your way. Read More...

    Welcome to! You can locate all your auto transport and car transport needs with us, as we are the premier auto transport company specialize in not only offering guaranteed services, but also well-known for the reliable price offered. Whether you are looking for car shipping, auto transport or any other kind of vehicle transport, you will not find a better alternative then All America auto transport! Don't forget to bookmark our site in case you wish to come back!