MPs have refused to commit to the electrification of the Midlands mainline at a debate held in Parliament last night.
Rail minister Paul Maynard said electrification to Corby and Kettering would go ahead as planned but further electrification would be carried out gradually.
The £1.1 billion project was due to be completed in 2023 and would mean quicker and greener journeys between the region and London.
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has said that MPs in the region will continue to press ministers to commit to the whole scheme.
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has said: