The Department for Transport will invest up to £4.75 million to build 2 new stations and improve another on the Coventry to Nuneaton rail line. The new stations will be built at Coventry Arena and Bermuda Park and the platforms at Bedworth Station will be extended, boosting local people’s access to this crucial transport route.
This upgrade will provide enhanced travel links to major new developments along the line including Friargate business district, next to Coventry railway station.
The department will fund up to £4.75 million of the £13.6 million scheme.
Local Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said:
These rail improvements are great news for passengers in the West Midlands who will now have easy public transport access to tens of thousands of jobs in Coventry, Bedworth and Nuneaton.
The £4.75 million funding put towards this project shows our commitment to investing in the infrastructure this country needs to drive economic growth, both locally and nationally.
The main works are scheduled to start in May 2014 with completion in May 2015.
The funding is a further boost for the region’s local transport links, with £5 million of government funding already being invested in Kenilworth Station.