It is fantastic news that the proposed reopening of Ilkeston railway station is now on the fast track to bcoming a reality. It’s been a rollercoaster campaign by the Advertiser with the Back on Track campaignpetition and local MP involvement which has finally reached the radar of the government. Also the decision to electrify the Midland Mainline from Bedford to Sheffield (via Nottingham and Derby). In the coming years will we see a campaign to get the Erewash Valley line under the wires, so that one day the electric train will serve the Ilkeston proposed station. We will then see both modern and industrial heritage transport in the area.