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Railway station plans submitted
Artist's impression of new Corby railway station
An artist's impression of new Corby railway station has been produced
Detailed plans for a new 1.2m railway station for Corby, Northamptonshire, have been submitted to planners.

The proposals, including an artist's impression of what the new station will look like, have been submitted to Corby Borough Council.

The new station will have parking for 140 cars, a taxi rank and bus interchange.

The scheme has been put forward by the North Northants Development Corporation (NNDC) and English Partnerships (EP).

Businesses have campaigned for Corby to get a rail link to London.

A rail line goes through Corby but there is no stop at the town and it is a minor line mainly used for freight.

Corby has waited far too long for the return of the train, so we are determined that no more time is wasted in getting the service up and running
Bob Lane, chief executive of NNDC

If everything goes to plan the new station could open by December 2008.

To give local residents and businesses a further opportunity to examine plans for the new station, NNDC will be hosting a three-week exhibition at its offices at 1 Exchange Court, Cottingham Road, Corby from 6 August to 24 August 2007.

Bob Lane, chief executive of NNDC, said: "Corby has waited far too long for the return of the train, so we are determined that no more time is wasted in getting the service up and running.

"The development of the transport interchange will have a major impact on lives of people living and working in Corby and we will continue to work closely with English Partnerships to ensure a first-class scheme is delivered on time."


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