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Midland Main Line: Electrification

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 212593, tabled on 30 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what works will be required to overhead wiring south of Bedford as a result of the Midland Main Line electrification programme.

Answered on

4 November 2014

The Midland Mainline is already electrified from London to Bedford. Work to improve resilience has already begun to prepare the route south of Bedford for the greater number of trains that will run and the higher speeds of the intercity electric trains. This work includes upgrading power supplies and other components.

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