Birmingham & Black Country

Old Wolverhampton railway line made into cycle path

A disused railway line in the Black Country is being converted into a new cycle route and footpath.

The one kilometre section connects the Priestfield Midland Metro stop with Wolverhampton city centre.

The former line, which was last used 40 years ago, is being resurfaced in a £290,000 project.

The route will link Wolverhampton city centre with key residential areas, as well as the Monmore Green Greyhound Stadium.

Councillor Judith Rowley said the disused line presented a perfect opportunity to create a cycle route and footpath and would hopefully help cut congestion on roads in the area.

The scheme is being funded by the government through the Centro transport organisation.

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