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Walsall to London rail link plan
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Five direct trains a day would operate from Tame Bridge Parkway
Plans to provide a direct rail link for passengers from Walsall to London have been announced.

The Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway Company is putting forward the plans for five services a day from Tame Bridge Parkway station, near Walsall.

The proposal is part of revised plans for a direct service from Wrexham through Shrewsbury to London.

The company is set to submit the proposals to the Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) later this week.

The company originally submitted plans for a service from Shrewsbury to London to the ORR in December.

But after objections by other regional rail firms, the company has revised the plans, adding in the extra stop at Tame Bridge Parkway.

The new plans will have to go through consultation which means the service will not begin until December this year.

Objections to Wrexham rail link
13 Feb 07 |  North East Wales
Direct London train for Wrexham
01 Feb 06 |  North East Wales

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