Could the old Wellington to Stafford railway line – a victim of the 1960s Beeching axe – be reopened?
The Association of Train Operating Companies wants to open up 14 lines and 40 stations around the country, serving more than a million extra passengers.
And one possibility is to bring back to life the old railway line which runs alongside the A518 to Newport and on to the West Coast Main Line at Stafford.
Supporters say this could link to the newly-opened Donnington railfreight terminal, give Newport its own station again, provide fast links to Scotland and the north west and bring huge benefits to Shropshire.
A new report by ATOC argues that rail passenger numbers soared to the highest ever peacetime level last year and there is a strong business case for refurbishing and reopening old routes.
Read the full story in today's Shropshire Star