Work to electrify Midland Main Line confirmed as government rail plan faces criticism

Cecilia Keating
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The Transport Secretary inspects wiring gantries being built for the Midland Mainline on a visit to the Leicester hub of Network Rail contractors SPL on Tuesday | Credit: DfT
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The Transport Secretary inspects wiring gantries being built for the Midland Mainline on a visit to the Leicester hub of Network Rail contractors SPL on Tuesday | Credit: DfT

Long-promised electrification of line between Kettering and Market Harborough to kick off on Christmas Eve, but government's scaled-back rail vision continues to face criticism

Work to electrify the rail line between Kettering and Market Harborough is primed to start on Christmas Eve, as part of the government's plan to "set the starting gun" for quieter trains, greater decarbonisation,...

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