Published: 7th Aug 2019

The proposed design for Darlaston railway station. Two train stations in the Black Country closed for half a century are set to re-open after the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) received a £10m government grant. Darlaston and Willenhall railway stations, located on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, will be reconstructed and brought back into service. The two original stations closed in 1965 and, since then, the line has only been used by services passing through. The project, led by the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMTE) and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) which are part of the WMCA, aims to offer rail passengers improved connections to Wolverhampton, Walsall and Birmingham New Street. The WMCA says the re-opening of the stations will also open up land for housing, industrial and commercial development in the region. The project will be funded by the grant from the Department for Transport, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)