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Funding announced for four new UK railway stations

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The government has announced plans to fund the development of four new railway stations across the UK, in line with the Department for Transport’s management of the £37billion investment to modernise the nation’s railway network between 2014 and 2019.

The locations that will benefit from the funding are Newcourt in Devon, Lea Bridge in Waltham Forest, Ilkeston in Derbyshire and Pye Corner in Ebbw Valley. Each location will see the delivery of brand new stations in the coming years, following an announcement by Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin.

Mr McLoughlin commented: “Funding these new stations illustrates our commitment to working with community and national partners to meet local transport needs that not only deliver real benefits to passengers but also improves the network.

“This is another example of the Government’s determination to transform the railways as we continue to push forward with the biggest programme of rail investment ever.”

Gareth Morris, Executive Manager at Morson International, said: “It is great to hear that Network Rail is investing in the further development of the railway infrastructure in order to meet the ever increasing public demand. Morson International, as the UK’s largest Rail recruitment partner, is proud to be a part of this journey.”