Warrington West success
Warrington Borough Council is pleased to announce that it has been successful with a bid for £4.23 million from the Department for Transport for Warrington West railway station.
Work is already under way on the Warrington West station but this latest funding boost means the station and its car park can now be completed without any additional financial support.
The money comes from the New Stations Fund and was announced by Rail Minister Paul Maynard this morning.
Clr Hans Mundry, executive board member for transport, said: “We’re delighted to have received this substantial funding from the government.
“The quality of our bid clearly stood out against the competition and I’d like to congratulate our officers for the work that has gone into the bid process.
“It shows the confidence the government has in the growth of our town and our success in attracting businesses to Warrington. This is another example of how serious we are about investing in the infrastructure of the borough while we continue to grow.”
Pete Waterman, board member of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and chair of the Local Transport Board, said: "This announcement is great news for Cheshire and Warrington that will enable us to progress a vital infrastructure scheme to improve transport and accessibility in and around Warrington.
“The LEP has committed over £6.5 million from the Local Growth Fund to take forward the delivery of Warrington West Railway Station. This additional funding from Government will support the delivery of a modern station to meet the needs of key employment sites in the area such as Omega and Lingley Mere, and ensure that Warrington is in a strong position to capitalise on future growth opportunities such as Warrington New City."
Work is programmed to start on site later his year with the station open in mid-2019.