Transport secretary Justine Greening and communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles have agreed to put £10 million of funding into the redevelopment of Northampton's Castle Railway station.
The project forms part of a wider regeneration strategy for the town which is designed to stimulate the growth of Northampton's economy.
With additional funding being provided by Network Rail and Northamptonshire County Council, the money will be used to construct a new station building and access to the platforms.
Future work will see the development of a larger car park and the release of land for commercial opportunities.
Ms Greening said: "Northampton deserves a station that will be a brand new 'gateway' to the town and stimulate the redevelopment of the station area."
Her words were echoed by Mr Pickles, who added: "This £10million for the … station is another step forward in Northampton’s resurgence as a place where local communities thrive."
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