MML’S BIG YEAR

Network Rail’s Principal Programme Sponsor ED AKERS tells PHILIP SHERRATT how it will be a busy year for the Midland main line upgrade

Autumn haze: masts have begun to appear in this view from 17 November 2018 as power car No 43046 leads East Midlands Trains’ 08.34 St Pancras to Nottingham service through Souldrop. Note also work to reinstate the fourth track along this stretch. John Whitehouse

2019 is set to be a pivotal year for many railway projects. The Midland main line upgrade is no exception, and after a busy 2018 the coming months herald significant advances on this important inter-city route.

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