David Horne, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains today welcomed the announcement by the Government to fund the electrification of the Midland Main Line and upgrade key sections of the route. It is hoped the investment will:
- Cut journey times and provide more capacity for future growth
- Deliver wider economic benefits
“Not only will it be good for the environment, the project will create hundreds of jobs during the construction period, providing an estimated £450m of wider economic benefits to the cities and towns we serve.”
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.