This project will confirm the feasibility of delivering a rail station for Clay Cross... the previous one closed in 1967.
A rail station would provide regional connectivity for Clay Cross and the adjacent communities of North Wingfield, Wingerworth and Grassmoor.
This would give great commuter prospects to quickly arrive in neighbouring cities for those living in the area, should the project be viable. Residents would have improved access to cities of Derby, Sheffield and Nottingham, and towns in between. Likewise, Clay Cross would be more accessible to visitors from elsewhere too. Residents would have better means to travel for work and study, increasing connectivity between regional businesses and improving access to educational facilities and giving the opportunity to those who cannot drive to accessing a wider range of job opportunities or commute to university. A railway would simply make residents' lives easier.
An initial review of potential sites was undergone considering factors such as proximity to the town centre, potential for platforms in each direction, access to the wider transport network, and more.
Consultants have begun preparing a feasibility study looking into the best options for implementing a new rail service for local communities and whether they can be pursued. A conclusion is expected by June 2023.
More details and updates on this project will be added when they become available.