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Railways: Bedfordshire

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 111128, tabled on 2 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the line speeds are for the (a) newly installed sections north of Bedford to Corby and (b) existing electric infrastructure south of Bedfordshire into London St. Pancras.

Answered on

7 November 2017

The new lines between Bedford and Corby will support speeds of up to 125mph for passenger trains. The existing lines between St Pancras and Bedford currently support speeds of up to 100 mph for electric passenger trains, and we are developing plans to adjust the Overhead Line Equipment on this section in order to enable the new trains coming into service on the Midland Main Line to run at the improved line speeds.

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