The biggest programme of improvements to the Midland Mainline since its completion in 1870

October 2017
  • Improvements will be made all the way from London St Pancras to Sheffield.
  • The upgrade of the Midland Main Line will bring faster, greener, more reliable journeys.
  • A new fleet of bi-mode trains will also mean more seats.
  • Electrification of the MML north of Bedford to Kettering and Corby is scheduled to be completed by December 2019.

Running from London St Pancras to Sheffield, The Midland Mainline (MML) serves a diverse set of markets ranging from long distance and commuter travel to leisure passengers visiting Derby, Leicester and Nottingham as well as London.

The MML work will provide a safe, reliable and an efficient railway fit for the 21st century and beyond. With a new fleet of bi-mode trains  the line will also offer more seats, faster trains, more comfortable services, less track maintenance and a cleaner and quieter railway.

Electrification of the MML north of Bedford to Kettering and Corby is scheduled to be completed by December 2019, bridges and tunnels altered or rebuilt, and work will be carried out to remodel stations and carry out line speed improvements.

Further information
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/lne-and-em/midland-main-line-improvement-programme/