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List Of 34 New Train Stations And Wish List Schemes Leading The UK Railway Upgrade

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Business Live.

On the list are.

This is a fairly comprehensive list.

April 18, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,


  1. No new station in Surrey since Chessington North and South in 1939. Surrey County Council bleats about excessive traffic on the county’s roads yet doesn’t support new station schemes, line extensions or light rail/tram systems. Reopening to Cranleigh and light rail to serve Guildford (inc University of Surrey) and Woking would be obvious candidates, but are of no interest to SCC’s ‘transport planners’ (do they really exist?). Plans for stations at Merrow (first suggested in 1885!) and Bellfields are no further forward than they were in the 1970s.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | April 18, 2022 | Reply

    • Surrey is one of the best rail-served counties. The case for new lines and stations was already weak before Covid, now it is non-existent.

      Comment by John B | April 18, 2022 | Reply

    • I suspect that Surrey is one of the counties, where there is the highest level of car ownership, so politicians see no point in taking money away from parking and other motorist-friendly policies.

      Comment by AnonW | April 18, 2022 | Reply

      • And therein lies the reason for new stations to supplement towns like Guildford, too many cars. Currently it can take 2.5 hours in the rush hour to travel to Guildford mainline station from Merrow, pick up passenger and return home. Average speed 6 miles/hour. Similar situation for Bellfields. Hard luck if you live in Cranleigh, public transport to and from Guildford is non existent.
        With 10 minutes walk to the bus station and a whimsical bus timetable and high bus fares compared to London and other Metropolitan Areas, forget it.
        Of course there are parts of the country that deserve a functional railway system too but there’s no point in creating more and more satellite housing estates without a properly integrated public transport plans.

        Comment by fammorris | April 19, 2022

  2. The Cheadle one is interesting. The station had gone before we moved here, but we are familiar with the Cheshire Lines Pub, although not been there for years. My main comment is that it is very close to East Didsbury Park and Ride tram stop. Makes me wonder if the many many tram users will change to the train, especially if there isn’t much by way of parking at the railways station. The railway station is literally a couple of minutes walk from BMI Alexandra Hospital, where the car parks are usually full, so they won’t take kindly to people parking there for the station. And a little further down the road is Parrswood High School and Parrswood Leisure Centre – lots of cafes and restaurants. So a railways station might be handy for people who would usually drive.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 19, 2022 | Reply

    • I wondered if you’d comment. As the project appears to be led by the Borough of Stockport, I suspect it is sound.

      Comment by AnonW | April 19, 2022 | Reply

      • Stockport is ok, much better than some of the GM authorities. But they are doing this is response to popular public opinion. Politically Cheadle has a Lib Dem candidate for a long time – both of them I new, and both of them were excellent. They now have a Tory one, who is much less popular. I am pretty sure that the local councillors are all Lib Dem there, and they will be keen to do something popular with the people of Cheadle. SMBC is pretty much a hung council – LD 26, Lab 25, Cons 8, Ratepayers 3 and Green 1. Lib Dem are good in Stockport, especially with education.

        Comment by nosnikrapzil | April 19, 2022

  3. Made a mistake about the slowest average speed, it’s actually like 3 miles an hour.

    Comment by fammorris | April 19, 2022 | Reply

  4. I made a mistake it’s actually more like an average of 3 miles an hour.

    Comment by fammorris | April 19, 2022 | Reply

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