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Midland Main Line Upgrade

Explore the upgrade

It’s full speed ahead on the Midland Main Line upgrade. We’ve started 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 Sheffield and Nottingham.

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.

Residents presentation video

Presentation PDF

Frequently asked questions

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.

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