Electricification plan for railway

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LONG-awaited plans to electrify the Midland Main Line between Sheffield and London have moved a step closer with the publication of a major report on national rail investment priorities.

Network Rail is proposing the scheme as one of its priorities over the years to 2019 in its Initial Industry Plan, which has been submitted to Government for approval.

Network Rail said in its report: “Proposed extension of Midland Main Line electrification will provide an opportunity to reduce future costs.”

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