St Helens Parkside funding secured

Posted: 16/07/2014

George Osborne announced on July 3rd that there will be a £14.4 million cash injection provided to improve public transport in St Helens in the hope to improve connections as well provide a car parking facility and proposed rail freight interchange at Parkside.

This is just part of the news that the Transport Minister announced at the beginning of July. Some of the funding is also going to be used to create a park and ride facility at Newton Railway station and provide links to the Parkside site. The funding will also go towards the installation of lifts that will carry passengers from the bus station to the platform.

It is thought that the money provided by the Government will create around 250,000 jobs in the region by 2030. Part of the £34.4 million package is being spent on building the Atlantic Gateway which is designed to build better connections between Manchester and Liverpool.

George Osborne stated that; ‘Today I take the next step to build a Northern Powerhouse.’

St Helens Council are delighted with the news at securing funding as they have been working closely with Merseytravel for some time now as they believe that the project at Parkside is crucial to the area as it will create thousands of new jobs.

To find out more about the development at Parkside, please click HERE to read our previous blog posted by Nicole Cran. 

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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