Walsall to Wolverhampton Line

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Map of the Walsall to Wolverhampton Line, in relation to the Chase Line. Not to scale.

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:

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Railway lines in Central England:
Main lines:  Cross-Country Route   Midland Main Line   West Coast Main Line
 Birmingham-Peterborough via Leicester Line   Birmingham-Worcester via Bromsgrove Line  
 Birmingham-Worcester via Kidderminster Line   Cherwell Valley Line   Chiltern Main Line  
 London-Aylesbury Line   Trent Valley Line   Welsh Marches Line   Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury Line
Commuter lines:  Birmingham-Rugeley "Chase" Line   Birmingham-Stratford Line   Birmingham-Walsall Line  
 Coventry-Nuneaton Line   Cross-City Line   Leicester-Loughborough "Ivanhoe" Line  
 Northampton Loop Line   Robin Hood Line   Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line  
 Stourbridge Junction-Stourbridge Town Line   Walsall-Wolverhampton Line 
Rural lines:  Cotswold Line   Crewe-Derby Line   Derwent Valley Line   Leamington-Stratford Line  
 Marston Vale Line   Nottingham-Lincoln Line   Nottingham to Grantham Line  
 Oxford-Bicester Line   Princes Risborough-Aylesbury Line   Shrewsbury-Chester Line