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.
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.