Network Rail wants to finally electrify the northern half of the Midlands Mainline – by 2050

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Regional transport body Midlands Connect has welcomed a report from Network Rail saying it wants to electrify hundreds of miles of lines in the East and West Midlands within the next 30 years.

The UK’s railway operator said it wants to have green trains running on an extra 4,800 miles of railway line by 2050.

As part of its decarbonisation plan, it would like to see electric high speed passenger and freight trains operating on 4,000 miles of track, hydrogen powered trains travelling on 400 miles of the network and battery powered trains on 250 miles of railway.

It has yet to make a decision on what to do with the other sections of track.

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