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Train services resume at Market Harborough after work is complete

East Midlands Trains Credit: PA

Rail services for passengers travelling from and to Market Harborough station have resumed after a major upgrade to Leicestershire's railway.

Train services are back to normal following six days of major engineering work as part of an upgrade on the Midland Main Line.

Network Rail has connected almost 4km of newly laid track into the existing alignment which has created a straighter rail line through the station to enable trains to travel at higher speeds.

A new accessible footbridge which will widen travel opportunities for more people has also opened today (Monday 3 June).

Coach replacement and diversionary routes were in place to keep passengers moving whilst the work was taking place.

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The improvements are also good news for customers across the Midland Main Line as the newly aligned, straighter track allows for quicker journeys between London St Pancras, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.”

– Lisa Angus, Franchise Programmes Director for East Midlands Trains

More work is to continue at Market Harborough station until December 2019. It includes 200 additional car parking spaces being created.