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Midland Main Line Electrification

Plans to electrify the Midland Mainline, which will pass through the East Midlands, have been announced by the Government.

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Map of the three Midlands rail routes being electrified

This map shows the three rail routes which will be electrified in the Midlands as part of the investment.

The Midland Mainline route between London St Pancras and Bedford can already run electric trains, and the new investment will mean older diesel engines will be replaced with electric services to Kettering, Corby, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby before heading north to Sheffield.

Lines from Nuneaton South through Coventry to Leamington Spa and onto Oxford will also be electrified, as will the route from Walsall through Cannock to Rugeley.

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