Passenger services on the Walsall – Wolverhampton line ceased in 1965 and stations at Willenhall Bilston Street and Darlaston James Bridge were closed. The line in its entirety has been used only by freight services since 2008.

Earlier this year agreement was reached with Network Rail for the operation of an hourly service between Walsall and Wolverhampton and an hourly service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton to call at reinstated Willenhall and Darlaston stations.

The project is being led by Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority, and the West Midlands Rail Executive working in close collaboration with the Department for Transport, Network Rail, West Midlands Railway, Walsall Council and the City of Wolverhampton Council.

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Map showing Wolverhampton – Walsall line

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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street’s 2040 plan for metro and rail in the West Midlands, with Willenhall and Darlaston in top left quadrant | View map full size
Darlaston station will include a 300-space car park, and will be built on derelict land next to the Kendricks Road railway bridge. It is due to open in 2023.

Further reading

Darlaston James Bridge railway station – Wikipedia

Planning permission granted for two new Black Country railway stations, on RailBusinessDaily