Nottingham train passengers will get shorter journeys to other cities after the Government re-started a plan to upgrade the Midland.

The electrification of the route was put on hold in the summer as part of re-planning Government spending.

Connecting up the great cities of the North is part of our plan to build a Northern powerhouse

Officials said they were “pausing” the project for a review.

Now the scheme has been revived after the Department for Transport said it was needed to “help ensure that every part of Britiain benefits from a growing economy”.

Complete by 2023, the work will cut travelling times from Nottingham to Derby,  Leicester, Sheffield and London.

 

Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin said: “Connecting up the great cities of the North is part of our plan to build a Northern powerhouse.”

“People can expect more services and faster journeys.”
Chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy

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