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Tuesday 5 March 2019
Midlands Connect, the Sub-national Transport Body for the region, has responded to news that the Midland Main Line will be electrified to Market Harborough:
Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect, said:
“Extending Midland Main Line electrification from Kettering to the national grid supply point at Market Harborough is the first step towards giving the East Midlands the transport infrastructure it deserves.
“The next steps include extending electrification to Leicester, Toton and Nottingham, to support Midlands Connect’s ambition for direct conventional compatible HS2 services between Leicester and Leeds and Nottingham and Leeds, via Toton.
“We are developing a business case for these links in collaboration with HS2 Ltd, and will continue to work closely with Transport for the East Midlands, other regional partners and the Department for Transport to ensure positive discussions continue.”
Sophie Zumbe, External Affairs