Walsall to Wolverhampton Line
The Walsall to Wolverhampton Line is a railway line in the West Midlands, England. It connects the town of Walsall to the city of Wolverhampton. For most of its length, it follows the part of the route of the original Grand Junction Railway.
Passenger services, which are funded by Centro and operated by Central Trains, operate hourly. These were reintroduced to the line in the late 1990s, having previously ceased as part of the Beeching Axe of the 1960s. However, the Strategic Rail Authority's West Coast Main Line Route Utilisation Strategy has proposed the withdrawal of the service from December 2006. Centro has opposed this, and there are also proposals to reopen the station at Willenhall to increase passenger numbers and the viability of the service.
A few early morning and late evening trains continue to and from Wellington and Shrewsbury. The current timetable (summer 2006) show one direct train a day each way between Walsall and Birmingham International.
Currently there are only two stations: