EMT ‘disappointed’ over improvement delay

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EMT 'disappointed' over improvement delay

East Midlands Trains say it’s disappointed plans to electrify the Midland Main Line through parts of Northamptonshire are being put on hold.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin made the announcement yesterday.

The reason for the postponement is because the project is costing more and taking longer than expected.

When the scheme does eventually go ahead the electrification will include the sections of the line through Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby up to Sheffield.

EMT MD Jake Kelly told Connect FM: “We are naturally disappointed at the news that the Midland Main Line electrification scheme is being paused. However, the Secretary of State clearly recognises the urgent need for more capacity, new rolling stock and faster journey times on our network, underpinning economic growth in the East Midlands. ”

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