The Great central Railway have submitted a bid for £10million to the Heritage Lottery Fund. for the building of a new railway museum in Leicester.
Filled with priceless artefacts from the national collection, the new attraction will be based at GCR's terminus in Leicester North.
Plans for the new museum have been described as "world class" and Managing Director of the Great Central Railway Bill Ford said:
This is a visionary project. In the last 12 months the partners have worked hard to prepare the funding bid. The museum will help people reconnect with Leicester's railway story and our shared heritage. Together with our thriving steam line, we're confident tens of thousands of people will visit every year.
A bid has been put forward for lottery funding to help pay for a new railway museum in Leicester.
If the £10 million grant is given by the Heritage Lottery Fund, a new tourist attraction would be created at Leicester North.
The site is the terminus for The Great Central Railway, who are running the project in partnership with Leicester City Council and the National Railway Museum.
Derbyshire County Council has welcomed government plans to encourage train operators to publish information about which services are most crowded. The government wants to create a traffic light system which would let passengers know which services are busiest.
Commuters have used Nottingham Train Station for the first time since it re-opened to the public. The station and surrounding lines have been closed for 37 days for track and re-signalling work at a cost of more than £100 million.
There were still some cancelled services today though - a de-railed freight train between Nottingham and Newark means that service has been suspended for the next five days.
The first real test of Nottingham station ran smoothly this morning as commuters arrived in the city via train for the first time in nearly six weeks.
Most of the work in this second phase of redevelopment has gone on behind the scenes replacing track and signals that were over 40 years old.
For passengers using the station the two main changes they will notice are the brand new Platform 4 and the new canopy on Platform 7, which allows London trains to exit the station in both directions.
The project aims to improve the flexibility of the station, which it is hoped will have a positive impact on service reliability.
Rail services linking Skegness with Nottingham have started getting back to normal.
Nottingham station has undergone a £100 million revamp, with buses replacing trains over the last month. It re-opened yesterday but today officials will see how staff and commuters cope with the changes as people return to work following the Bank Holiday.
Network Rail area manager Justin Page says they've have thousands of people working on the project.
Nottingham's newly revamped station gets its first real test today after being closed for five weeks.
The station has undergone a 100 million-pound revamp.
It re-opened yesterday but today officials will see how staff and commuters cope with the changes as people return to work following the Bank Holiday.
Nottingham Railway Station has reopened after being closed for five weeks for re-signalling works.
At a cost of a hundred million pounds the completion of the work has brought weeks of inconvenience to an end for rail passengers.
Our Transport Correspondent Keith Wilkinson reports.
Passengers can use Nottingham train station again from today after it was closed for five weeks for re-signalling work.
East Midlands Trains said the work was part of a £100million project to create a new platform at Nottingham Station, put 143 new signals in place, install six miles of new track renew level crossing and replace footbridges.
Nottingham Station reopens today after being closed for five weeks for re-signalling works.
East Midlands Trains are offering hundreds of thousands of £10 tickets to London to mark the opening of the station.
It brings to an end weeks of inconvenience for rail passengers from across the East Midlands who regularly used Nottingham station. Many have been forced to use replacement bus services.