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Transport schemes shortlisted for £200m fund

Schemes shortlisted for a share of a £200 million transport infrastructure fund for new housing developments were announced today by housing minister Caroline Flint and transport minister Rosie Winterton.

The 36 shortlisted schemes, from a total 160 entries, are all in locations that are committed to building more homes as part of the Government’s ‘growth areas’ programme.

Included in the list of schemes are:

- Northampton to Wellingborough Bus Rapid Transit

- South East Hampshire

- Harbour Link, Bus Rapid Transit scheme

- Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

- Swindon

- Regiment Way Park and Ride, Colchester

- West of Worcester

- Rapid Transit Corridor

- Luton Parkway Station, new Northern entrance

Ministers will announce which schemes have been awarded funding in early 2009.