Update on Midland Main Line electrification

The Department for Transport have released further details regarding the proposed £9 billion rail investment.

  • Electrification of the Cannock Line between Walsall and Rugeley - hoped to deliver faster local journeys into Birmingham
  • Electrification of the Nuneaton-Oxford route - aiming to create high capacity electric freight route from Southampton
  • Extra 3,900 daily peak-time commutes into Birmingham

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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.