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
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.