Midland Main Line electrification work must start now, says East Midlands Chamber after Network Rail report

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The time has come for the Government to finally deliver on electrifying the entire Midland Main Line after a Network Rail report featured the scheme in a wider clean transport vision, says East Midlands Chamber.

The UK’s railway operator has set out plans to electrify 4,800 miles of railway lines – including tracks in the Midlands stretching hundreds of miles – by 2050.

Its Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy involves a combination of high-speed electric, hydrogen and battery-powered passenger and freight trains.

In 2017, the Department for Transport scrapped £1.1bn plans to electrify the whole of the line from London St Pancras to Sheffield.

This has since been

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