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Ilkeston could get new £5m railway station

A Derbyshire town could get a new railway station, following a government announcement.

Ilkeston is one of three towns where a new station is "most likely" to be built, according to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

The proposed £5m railway station would form part of Northern Rail's Sheffield to Nottingham route, which includes Alfreton and Langley Mill.

A final decision is expected in May. If approved, the station could open in two years' time.

  • 26 Mar 2013