Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the £9.4bn package of investment across the rail network, including the electrification of the Midland Mainline.
He hailed it as the "biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian era".
Alison Mackenzie analyses the Government's decision to electrify the Midland Main Line as part of a nine billion pound rail investment.
Speculation is mounting over plans to electrify the Midland Mainline. The £500m scheme is expected to be announced by the Government.