|The town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, has similar aspirations to those of Middlewich|
Here's a link to a story from BBC Derby in which the town of Ilkeston in Derbyshire, which has the dubious distinction of being the largest town in the country without a railway station, sets out its stall and identifies another possible source of funding for new local stations.
This is further welcome proof that, at long last, government is recognising the need for local communities to be reconnected to the railway network.
Ilkeston's case is very similar to ours. In fact it's a story, which can be repeated all over the country, of small towns which have grown considerably over the last few decades to house scores of would-be commuters who find themselves without train services to get them to and from work and have had to resort to their cars, creating appalling road congestion.
In Ilkeston as in Middlewich, a new railway station is an idea whose time has come.
LINK: ILKESTON CAMPAIGN GETS GOVERNMENT BOOST (BBC)