Ilkeston is expected to open on 2nd April 2017. The station is expected to have 160,000 passengers in its first year of operation with numbers expected to pass half a million.
The government has offered £10m towards the development of a tram stop on the Nottingham tram system at Broadmarsh shopping centre.
A rail link between the HS2 station at Toton and East Midlands airport is being investigated as part of a feasibility study into a number of infrastructure proposals that could support the Midlands Engine strategy. Heavy rail, light rail and tram-train are possible options.
A local organisation has filmed the railway station at Ilkeston from the air using a drone. The video shows the railway station that is due to be opened on 2 April.
Photos taken by the Nottingham Post show how the railway station is developing with seven weeks to go until the station opens on 2 April 2017.
Ilkeston railway station is set to open on Sunday 2nd April 2017.
Following challenging ground conditions encountered during construction, sufficient progress has now been made that the opening date for the proposed railway station at Ilkeston is expected to be announced soon.
Nottingham City Council has confirmed that it will be looking into possible extensions of the Nottingham tram network to Derby, Long Eaton and East Midlands Airport. The tram system is expected to be extended from Toton Park and Ride to the East Midlands HS2 railway station.
Work has begun to remove the footbridge currently in place at the Ilkeston railway station site. The station is expected to open later this year.
Source: BBC News
Weekend road closures throughout the summer have been arranged to remove a footbridge near to Coronation Road. It will be replaced by a footbridge that will link the two platforms of the new station.
The Prime Minister has made positive comments with regards to the restoration of the railway line serving Edwinstowe, Ollerton and Warsop. David Cameron was responding to a question raised by a local MP. Local leaders have urged for caution because there is a long way to go.
A report commissioned by Leicestershire County Council has found the reopening of the Ivanhoe railway line between Leicester and Burton to passenger services uneconomic. The railway line requires substantial upgrades to increase the line speeds.
The next phase of work to construct the railway station serving Ilkeston is set to begin next week. Screw piling will commence overnight to construct the foundations for the platform.
Source: Network Rail
There are two options for a proposed tram link from HS2 to Derby. The route is expected to use trams from the Nottingham Express Transit system.
Source: BBC News
Charnwood Borough Council are to take ownership of the proposed bridge that will be used by the Great Central Railway to cross the Midland Mainline near Loughborough. The council will lease the bridge back to the GCR. The reason is understood to be because Network Rail wanted a more permanent partner to cover liabilities if the GCR ceased to exist.