A new railway station is to be built in a Derbyshire town after the scheme got government backing. The proposed £6.5m station in Ilkeston is one of four schemes that successfully applied for money from a £20m Department for Transport fund. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the scheme had been awarded £4.5m from the New Station Fund. The station will open in 2014 and will connect Ilkeston to Northern Rail's Sheffield to Nottingham route.
A Derbyshire town is to get a new railway station following years of campaigning.