Privatisation for rail route

The East Coast Main Line rail route is to be put back into private ownership after a long period under state control, the government will confirm this week.

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Ilkeston expected to get train station

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today unveiled long-term plans designed to drive improvements to rail services and deliver on major infrastructure projects.

As part of his plan, The Transport Secretary has confirmed that three new stations are likely to be built across the UK. One of those is expected to be at Ilkeston in Derbyshire.

A final announcement is expected to be made by the Secretary of State for Transport in May.

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