Midland Mainline set to be electrified in Leicestershire
Plans to electrify the Midland Mainline through Leicestershire are expected to be announced by the Governmenton on Monday.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening is set to outline a £500 million scheme to complete the electrification of the route between Sheffield and London on Monday, it has been reported.
At present the line is only electrified between London's St Pancras station and Bedford.
The plans would see inter-city diesel trains replaced with electric ones with overhead wires extended along the rest of the line.
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It is not yet known if the scheme will include track improvements.
The expected announcement comes after business groups and politicians in Leiestershire and across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire campaigned for the line to be upgraded.