Ilkeston station: Town named as one of three likely to win funding

Artist's impression of Ilkeston train station.
Artist's impression of Ilkeston train station.

Ilkeston has today (Tuesday) been named as one of the most likely towns in the UK to win funding for a new station.

The campaign has never been so likely to succeed after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the town was one of three front runners to win cash from a Government fund.

We have been campaigning here at the Advertiser since 2010 to re-open the station.

More than 1,500 residents signed a petition which was presented to the House of Commons by our editor during the campaign.

For the full story and reaction see this week’s paper out Thursday.