Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
The announcement today by the Secretary of State for Transport that the project to electrify the Midland Main Line can be restarted came as a surprise. It will be done in two stages; Bedford to Kettering and Corby by 2019 and Kettering to Leicester, Nottingham. Derby and on to Sheffield by 2023. Though later than the original intended timetable, this is still welcome news. Further information can be found on the DfT website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/transpennine-and-midland-mainline-electrification-works-to-resume
We await further details, especially regarding the straightening of the line through Market Harborough plus the long overdue rebuilding of the station platforms. The delay at least gives the opportunity for the tracks on the ground to be sorted out before we see wires in the air!