Since becoming the Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills I have campaigned vigorously to reopen Aldridge Station.
I am therefore delighted that we have taken a further step towards securing the reopening of the station. Mayor Andy Street and the West Midlands Combined Authority have agreed a £400,000 investment to buy the land needed to build the new station.
To allow the scheme to progress, a parcel of NHS-owned land next to the Anchor Meadow Health Centre off Westfield Drive is needed to make the project feasible.
The £400,000 funding deal means the purchase of the site can now go-ahead within weeks.
It is hoped that two trains an hour could run from the new Aldridge Station to Walsall and Birmingham New Street and Walsall.
This is great news for Aldridge and is in large parts thanks to the vision of Mayor Andy Street for public transport right across the West Midlands.
A station for Aldridge is now another step closer!