Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (Dec 02) announced £29m worth of funding for Stoke-on-Trent’s transport network.
The funding will focus on upgrades to Stoke-on-Trent station and Longton station.
The upgrades to Stoke-on-Trent station will improve the transport links for the area surrounding the station including better bus links, cycling routes and paths for pedestrians.
It is hoped that by upgrading the existing station and links around it, tourists and visitors to the City will be able to make the most of the priority bus routes that are being put in place for the first time in Stoke, which aim to reduce congestion in the city centre.
The upgrades will also improve accessibility for the area surround the station as well as inside it.
Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said:
“The Transforming Cities Fund allows cities across the UK to better connect their communities and open up access to jobs, housing and services, and this multi-million-pound investment will make it quicker and easier to get around Stoke-on-Trent, providing a real improvement to the everyday lives of residents.
“This government is committed to levelling up transport infrastructure around the country. Today’s funding announcement demonstrates this commitment, boosting the local economy whilst helping Stoke-on-Trent build back better from COVID-19.”