Network Rail is confident that the £100 upgrade to track and signals in Nottinghamshire will provide huge benefits despite weeks of disruption ahead.
Justin Page, Route Master for the East Midlands, said when finished, the work will mean shorter journey times, more trains and a more reliable service in the county and throughout the region.
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Some will see further rain this evening, but the wet weather will gradually clear leaving a drier end to the night. Staying cloudy.
A further band of mostly light rain east across the region. Staying mild.
Early rain this morning, some afternoon brightness, Mild.