Stoke Station Gateway
The Transforming Cities Fund will help redevelop the Stoke-on-Trent Station area as a key gateway to the city making the area more attractive, improving connectivity and signage.
Tranche 1 awarded £5.566m of which £3.584m was allocated to a ‘Legible City’ package of schemes. Projects completed include:• new pavements and kerbs outside Stoke Station with repositioning of signs, trees and lamp posts to make the area more attractive and easier to navigate
• public realm improvements to better connect the two Staffordshire University campuses
• canal towpath upgrades to enhance cycling and walking routes
• wayfinding to promote walking and cycling between the station and major employment parks
• improvements to walking and cycling routes within Hanley Park and linking to the station and city centre
£1.982m was allocated to the Rail Station Gateway Scheme due to be completed by August 2023, to cover:
• installation of a new cycle hub
• relocation of car parking and taxi drop-off facility to rear of the station, with electric vehicle charging points
• power upgrades to the rail station which will allow further commercial development within the station. A private sector funding contribution of £0.250m has also been secured from Virgin Trains/Network Rail towards this project
Tranche 2 awarded £29m to deliver priorities to include:• a major development of Stoke Station into the Station Hub, a next generation multi-modal and multi-functional mobility hub, that serves the city
• accessibility improvements to Longton Station
• high-quality mass transit links to the city centre
• the creation of an onward cross-city mass transit and sustainable travel links and wider connectivity to key employment areas
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