Guidance

Restoring Your Railway Fund

How to apply for funding to support the re-opening of rail lines and stations.

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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 19 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated and expanded.

  2. 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.

  3. First published.