The Government has given the go ahead for a multi-million pound upgraded rail link between Nuneaton and Coventry.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening today rubber-stamped a £9.8 million funding bid for the £18 million scheme which will include a new station at Bermuda Park.
Cllr Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport, said:
“This is welcome news from the Government and the favourable decision by the Transport Secretary is testament to the hard work put in by everyone behind the bid, and is a shining example of partnership working between Warwickshire, Coventry and Centro.
“The NUCKLE rail link is a key element of our transport strategy and will make a fundamental difference to the economic regeneration of the area.
“Once it is completed, the scheme will give people better access to jobs and open up new possibilities for leisure and services.
“In the future, we will see even more growth in the corridor between Nuneaton and Coventry, and this scheme will help to reduce traffic congestion and deliver more reliable trains between the two destinations.”
NUCKLE will mean an increase in the frequency of services between Nuneaton and Coventry of two car trains every 30 minutes, new stations at Bermuda Park and Coventry Arena, and longer platforms at Bedworth station.