Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Austin visits centre developing Dudley's new rail link

Dudley MP Ian Austin will visit Warwick University this Monday to hear about their plans for rail investment in Dudley.

The MP will visit Warwick Manufacturing Group’s base at Warwick University at 10am on Monday 9th November.

WMG is working with the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, Dudley Council and Dudley College to develop plans for creation of a Light Rail Innovation Centre in Dudley.

The plans will create a rail link between Dudley Port station and the sit of Dudley town’s old station at the bottom of Castle Hill.

Austin has been campaigning to bring rail services to Dudley for the last decade, raising the issue on many occasions with the council, the government and transport bodies.

Ian Austin said:

“Ever since I became an MP, I've been working to bring rail services to Dudley.

“Connecting the town to the wider transport network will help bring new businesses and new jobs to our town, help visitors get to the Castle, the Zoo and the Black Country Museum and make it easier for local people to get to work elsewhere.

“I’m delighted to see plans for a Dudley rail link being made a reality and I’ll do everything I can to ensure the project gets the funding it needs.”

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