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Government funding boost for reopening Haxby station confirmed

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First post so hope everything is done correctly!
In the local news recently it has been announced that the bid to the New Stations Fund to progress with the station reopening in Haxby has been successful. From the recent consultation (June 2020) it was found that 90% of people supported the idea for a station in Haxby and 80% supported the proposed location on Station Road. Seems like a massive step forward for the railways around York.
FUNDING to boost plans for a new railway station to be built in Haxby has been granted by Government.

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy confirmed that a bid for cash to progress the station scheme has been successful.

Mr Sturdy said he has campaigned for the scheme since being elected in 2010.
He said: “This is a very good day for everyone in the north of my constituency, but especially the businesses and residents of Haxby and Wigginton who will soon be connected to the rail network for the first time in 90 years.

"In my question to the Chancellor I spoke for many in the region who are worried that the sums that the Government has spent on the Covid relief effort will mean that their ambition for infrastructure in the north of England will be scaled back.
"In his Spending Review today, the Chancellor confirmed that this is not the case and the Government remains committed to its levelling up agenda to provide the local economy with a much needed recovery boost."

City of York Council submitted a bid to the Government's New Stations Fund for the cash, with support from Mr Sturdy.
 
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It is finance for a feasibility study not a definite commitment. Do not get too excited as there have been many, many schemes which have had feasibility studies but have never progressed.
Being discussed on the section "New station calendar".
 

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It is finance for a feasibility study not a definite commitment. Do not get too excited as there have been many, many schemes which have had feasibility studies but have never progressed.
Being discussed on the section "New station calendar".
Apologies for getting the wrong thread! Will look over there, thank you. :)
 
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