Published: 15th Jun 2020

Railway bosses have agreed there will be two trains an hour calling at new stations when the Walsall to Wolverhampton line reopens to passenger services it has been confirmed. West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) and Network Rail have agreed a timetable for services to call at the Willenhall and Darlaston stations when the line reopens. Trains last called at Willenhall and Darlaston stations more than 50 years ago and the Walsall to Wolverhampton line has been used only by freight services since 2008. Under the new agreement there will be: An hourly service between Walsall and Wolverhampton An hourly service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, via Tame Bridge, Darlaston and Willenhall. Created by diverting an existing Crewe to Birmingham service   The rail service offers the people of Darlaston and Willenhall a huge 54 minute time saving on bus journeys into Birmingham city centre and a significant 15 minute … (To read the full article, subscribe below)