CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

£50M Levelling Up Funding For East Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has been awarded £50 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund following the submission of an ambitious bid last year.

The funding for the East Lancashire scheme has been announced as part of a wider package of £200million government awards for the county.

Accrington Station with current access

Community Rail Lancashire welcomes the award as it will include the Access for All bid to replace the footbridge at Accrington station with a new bridge and lifts to make both platforms at the station easily accessible to all.

Lancashire’s successful bid has been designed to develop a range of complementary public transport, walking and cycling projects that will significantly improve travel opportunities for people across East Lancashire, making them safer and greener.

The Levelling Up Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK and support town centre and high street regeneration, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.

A range of District and Unitary council bids from across Lancashire formed part of the 100 plus projects that received a share of the £2.1billion pot in round two of the government’s flagship Levelling Up Fund.