The Anonymous Widower

Is Ilkeston Station A Typical Infrastructure Project In The UK?

The construction of the much-delayed Ilkeston station, seems to finally be proceeding, as this article on the BBC, which is entitled Ilkeston bridge work on newt delay railway station, discuses. This the opening paragraphs.

Work has started on a footbridge at the site of a £10m railway station where construction efforts stalled due to concerns over rare great crested newts.

Ilkeston in Derbyshire is one of the largest towns in the UK without a rail station after its previous one closed in 1967, due to Dr Beeching’s cuts.

However, the project suffered several delays, notably because of newts that had to be trapped and relocated.

The station, off Millership Way, is due to open later this year.

I do hope that, one of our Universities is doing a serious study about the effects of the new railway station and the restored train services have on the town of Ilkeston and the surrounding area.

I will be very surprised, if there isn’t some positive effects.

I also hope they’ll come up with recommendations to avert the delays to important small infrastructure projects like this.

August 22, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | ,

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