A long-awaited railway station in Buckshaw Village is set to be built next year.

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle has received confirmation from Network Rail that construction of the £3M railway station will take place in 2010.

In a letter to Mr Hoyle, Iain Coucher, chief executive of Network Rail, confirmed that their plan is to commence work next year following construction of the appropriate access roads.

It is expected that work will be complete before the end of 2010.

Network Rail will be working with Lancashire County Council who are co-ordinating the project having successfully secured a Community Infrastructure Fund grant of £3.3 million.

Mr Hoyle, said: "I am pleased that now the additional funding has been secured Network Rail have committed to constructing the station in the New Year.

"Residents in Buckshaw can look forward to a significant improvement in the transport infrastructure.

"This will not only help them but also residents across Chorley as the new park and ride facility will help encourage more people to use public transport.

“Buckshaw Village continues to develop and the railway station is crucial to the success of its expansion.”