Dover Priory to benefit from share of multi-million pound improvement fund

Thursday, 14 June 2012
Key partners are welcoming the announcement that Dover Priory Station is included in a list of successful project bids for multi million pound national funding, which will enable a project for a 500 space car park and retail enhancements at Dover to move forward.

Rail bosses have confirmed passengers are set to benefit from £15m improvements to stations across England, after the latest round of successful bids for rail industry funding. Ten schemes have been successful, including one for Dover Priory Station. The schemes form the third and final set of successful bids from a £100m station improvement fund, launched in 2011 by Network Rail, the Department for Transport, and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC).

Network Rail successfully bid for funding for a project at Dover Priory for a multi-storey car park (500 spaces) and retail enhancements (6,000 square feet).

Cllr Nigel Collor, DDC Cabinet Member for Access and Property Management, said: "Dover District Council welcomes the announcement that after some excellent partnership working, funding has been approved for much needed additional parking at Dover Priory Railway Station."

Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke said: "Since I was elected in 2010 I have been campaigning for the Department for Transport to support this vital project. I am delighted that this new car park can now be funded and built. It is really important that we make the most of the fast train and the opportunities it brings."

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