Railway station means access to work

Regarding the go-ahead for a new railway station in Ilkeston.

It is great to see another investment project in the town following the new buildings at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy and Derby College.

It will undoubtedly attract new business to the area and provide a fast, modern transport network for the community to access Sheffield and Nottingham.

The employment opportunities for our students, particularly those within the sixth from and the wider community, can only be a good thing for everyone.

Ilkeston will be part of an efficient transport network to connect us with national centres of business. This 21st century station will guarantee this status into the future.

D. Smith,

Interim principal,

Ormiston Ilkeston Academy,

Ilkeston.