Black Country railway project receives £10m funding

Black Country railway project receives £10m funding

Plans to construct two new Black Country railway stations have been boosted by a £10m government grant.

Under the project, passengers would return to Darlaston and Willenhall where original stations closed to commuters in 1965, with only through services using the Walsall to Wolverhampton line since.

Planning proposals are due to be submitted this year for a 2021 opening.

Last week saw a separate £15m boost for new passenger services in Birmingham.

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