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Transforming Cities Fund

In this section

  1. Transforming Cities Fund (TCF)
  2. Station Road
  3. College Road
  4. Construction works and timescales

Transforming Cities Fund (TCF)

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Station Road and College Road travel corridor

The re-development of Station Road and College Road is set to provide a safe and attractive travel corridor connecting Stoke-on-Trent rail station, Hanley city centre and the City Centre Bus Station.

The aim of the work is to encourage more sustainable travel by rail, bus, cycling and walking. It will improve access for buses, reduce traffic congestion and improve safety at junctions.

There'll be dedicated space for cyclists and pedestrians in a pleasant and healthier environment along this route that stretches just over a mile and includes Station Road, College Road, Cleveland Road, Regent Road and Lower Bethesda Street.

An attractive environment will provide a better experience for residents, commuters, visitors and students as they travel to and around the city as well as boost business and the local economy.

The Transforming Cities programme will:

  • Connect the station with the city centre
  • Improve access for buses, pedestrians and cyclists
  • Promote Active Travel
  • Create safe and healthy travel routes
  • Provide an attractive gateway and environment
  • Connect new developments such as Goods Yard
  • Benefit the local economy


The improvement work is being funded with £29m awarded to Stoke-on-Trent City Council from the government's Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) and Department for Transport's (DfT) Active Travel Fund.

Consultation and design

Designs have been worked up in detail following public and stakeholder consultation in 2022. These plans will be shared with the public ahead of works starting and there'll be opportunities to meet the team and ask questions.