The new Designated Community Rail Development Fund will help deliver improvements to make a real difference at local stations, such as more seats at stations, cycle parking and better information for passengers. It can also help fund awareness campaigns to encourage more people to use these lines.
Community Rail Partnerships promote and develop the railway services for local people and will apply to Association of Community Rail Partnerships for the funding. The following Community Rail Partnerships in the South West are eligible to apply for funding:
Atlantic Coast Line: Newquay - Par, Cornwall
Looe Valley Line: Looe - Liskeard, Cornwall
Maritime Line: Falmouth - Truro, Cornwall
Severn Beach Line: Bristol - Avonmouth - Severn Beach
St Ives Bay Line: St Ives - St Erth, Cornwall
Tamar Valley Line: Gunnislake - Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall
Tarka Line: Exeter - Barnstaple, Devon
All partnerships working on these lines can apply to the fund for a grant of up to £5,000 per route.