Railway financing and funding specialists, SLC Investments, has marked its first anniversary with a reminder of how it can support local authorities and developers with ambitious transport strategy aims.

The company, which is part of the SLC Group of businesses, has devised a system for financing the construction of new railway stations and depots at no cost to the taxpayer, which has been endorsed by providers of private investment, who are keen to commit to long term rail projects.

Graham Cross, Managing Director of SLC Investments said:   “Despite starting our company just before a global pandemic, it’s been a really busy year for us.

“We have advised a number of promoters of new stations as to how to deploy our model and we have worked across a wide range of different schemes – both private sector and public sector led.

“I think it is a very interesting time for the railway and it is clear that people want to see rail do more to promote economic recovery, ensure sustainable new housing growth, and contribute to decarbonisation.

“New stations are often a key part of the local strategy for delivering these aims and many forward-thinking local authorities want to see new stations supporting their sustainable growth plans.  With spare capacity in the rail system now is the perfect time to promote new stations and welcome new customers to rail.

“I’m certainly looking forward to the opportunities ahead for SLC Investments and helping more promoters and investors realise their rail aspirations.”

If you would like to find out more about SLC Investments, please contact: enquiries@slcinvestments.co.uk.