Michael Fabricant’s campaign to re-open the line from Lichfield to
Burton and open a station at Alrewas has won backing from the Ministry
In a letter to Michael Fabricant, Derek Twigg, Minister for the Armed
Forces, writes: "I was particularly interested to note your request to
the Department of Transport requesting the reintroduction of a passenger
service on the line between Lichfield and Burton to ease the burden of
traffic flow to the Arboretum which I understand is receiving record
numbers of visitors since the dedication of the Armed Forces Memorial.
"I hope that this proves to be successful and offer you my fullest
Michael Fabricant says: "I am delighted with this offer of support from
the Ministry of Defence which will be useful in my negotiations with the
Department of Transport. But I know that Government funds are tight so
it will still be an uphill struggle. Nevertheless, I will keep up the
pressure both on Whitehall and the County authorities in Stafford."