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Railway Stations

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department plans to spend on (a) new railway stations in England and (b) a new railway station in Bromsgrove over the next three years. (228333)

The planning and investment in new stations is largely a matter for Network Rail. However, the Government have invested in existing stations including the rebuilding of Birmingham New Street and Reading Stations and the provision of £150 million through the National Stations Improvement Programme.

The proposed new station at Bromsgrove is subject to consideration by the region on funding priorities.