The leader of Durham County Council says the authority is delighted to be receiving money from the Government towards a new station at Horden.
The Department for Transport has given the green light for five stations, which will provide long term benefits to passengers and the wider economy.
The government will invest over £16 million in the schemes under the new stations fund, which gives local communities improved rail services.
Horden Peterlee in County Durham will receive £4.4 million of DfT funding towards a scheme worth £10.55 million
The new station, which will have 2 platforms, will deliver improved access to employment opportunities to the area, which has low levels of car ownership, making it easy for people to get around.
It will be located on the Durham Coast Line between Seaham and Hartlepool.