funding for dudley vlr project gets the green light

20 september 2017

Funding for the Dudley Very Light Rail (VLR) project, which will create more than 200 jobs at the site of the former Dudley railway station, has been given the go-ahead.

The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has unanimously approved a £18.5 million grant towards the £25 million scheme to build the centre, which will design and construct lightweight rail coaches and rail track.  

Work is due to start in January 2018 with the test track due for completion by March 2019.

Larger computer generated images of the site can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails below.