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Hi everyone, this the first website feed update in 2 years! Hard to believe we’re still in limbo awaiting this pigging railway station!
We all share the frustration! Anyway, here’s what’s happening…
- The preservation of an endangered species of newts caused delays and cost £74,000 to trap and remove them
- Jessica Lee has stepped down as Erewash MP which is a shame because of all the good work lobbying Westminster and visiting Downing Street with former Ilkeston Advertiser editor Peter Hemmet
- The station site (former home to Ilkeston Junction and Cossall railway station, adjacent to Millership Way) is in a predevelopment stage
- An alternative cheaper flood protection that doesn’t exceed budget is being implemented.
- The station will include two platforms linked by a footbridge. Passenger waiting shelters, CCTV and ticket machines will be added
- Network Rail union members are currently striking and expected to do so over the bank holiday weekend
- Network Rail update: strikes ended
- A provisional route shows Ilkeston marked in between Langley Mill and Nottingham. It’s unclear if the operator will be Northern Rail or East Midlands trains.
- A network rail spokesperson reportedly said work is due to start December this year. (But that’s speculation)
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