Electrification work to begin on the Midland Main Line
Posted: 6 July 2023 | Elliot Robinson (Editorial Assistant - Global Railway Review) | 1 comment
Network Rail have confirmed that electrification work is to continue on the Midland Main Line to help create a greener railway for passengers.
Credit: Network Rail
Electrification work is to continue on the biggest programme of improvements to the Midland Main Line since its completion over 150 years ago.
On 9 and 16 July, engineers will continue work to prepare for an electrified railway on the Midland Main Line between Kettering and Wigston. This will help to create a cleaner, greener railway for passengers travelling along this section of the Midland Main Line in the future. These key upgrades include improvements to drainage systems as well as important work to bridges to provide clearance for new overhead line equipment.
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These upgrades will mean a reduced East Midlands Railway (EMR) service between London and Sheffield/Nottingham, with diversions in place leading to extended journey times. These services will not be calling at Market Harborough, with buses replacing trains between Kettering and Market Harborough and Market Harborough and Leicester.
“These improvements are an important part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade,” Gary Walsh, Network Rail’s Route Director for the East Midlands, said. “We’re preparing for a greener railway which is fit for the future, leading to smoother and more reliable journeys in the East Midlands.”