Midland Main Line Upgrade

We’re electrifying the Midland Main Line


We’re working on the biggest programme of improvements to the line since its completion in 1870. The next phases of the work will cover electrification of the line from Kettering to Wigston.

We are electrifying the line in sections over the next few years to allow electric trains to run along the full length of the line. This is because Network Rail and the UK Government want railways to be better for the environment and to be more cost effective for taxpayers. By electrifying the line we will be supporting the Government’s net zero carbon targets for 2050. 

So far we have upgraded and electrified the route from London to Corby and we hope to build on this success in the next phase. The purpose of this next phase of the programme is to electrify and decarbonise the section of the line from Kettering to Wigston.

Find out more on the latest phases of work and how these might affect lineside neighbours by reading our Frequently Asked Questions. We’ll also be holding events in areas that may be impacted by work to electrify the line and writing directly to those who may be affected by the work.

Current works

We’re trialing a new interactive map that shows where work on the Midland Main Line upgrade is taking place in relation to your property.​​

We will continue to update this as we receive any new information about the project. Please note the map only includes work related to the Midland Main Line upgrade. ​

To use the map either enter your post code into the search box or zoom in to the area you want to look at.​

The map below may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Please use the list view below to access the information.

List view of current works

Frequently asked questions

Monthly calendar email notifications

To improve communication and engagement with our neighbours, we’re introducing a monthly project calendar for work on the Midland Main Line upgrade. This will be posted to neighbours, but if you prefer, you can sign up to receive this calendar and other Midland Main Line electrification updates by email instead of by post.  

It is optional to sign up for email notifications. If you choose not to sign up for email notifications, you will continue to receive the monthly calendar by post.

Contact us

If you have any feedback about our work, please call our 24 hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact page.