Published: 18th Dec 2019

A new £20.5 million railway station has opened in Warrington, which has been partly funded by the local council. Warrington West benefitted from £4.2 million of Department for Transport’s New Stations Funding, and £6.5 million from the Local Growth Deal via the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership. The remainder of the funding comes from Warrington Borough Council and developer contributions. The new station was delivered by Balfour Beatty with the support of Network Rail who own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland. Work began on the station, part of the Chapelford development, in January 2018. ‘Warrington West station is an important part of our ongoing work to invest in our transport infrastructure, increase sustainable travel choices, reduce the need to travel by car and make sure our borough is a well-connected, business-friendly place,’ said the council’s cabinet member for transportation, Cllr Hans Mundry. ‘Residents and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)