Freightliner aggregates train passes a wooded section of line near Dronfield

Freight will benefit from Midland Main Line upgrade

Hiding in the bushes, a Freightliner aggregates train near Dronfield on the Midland Main Line (SW) Image by Simon Walton

The British infrastructure agency, Network Rail, is engaged with upgrading the Midland Main Line between London and the cities of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield. The work will enhance capacity on the route and eventually introduce full electrification. The implications for freight could lead to increased traffic on the line and provide relief for both coastal routes.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

1 comment op “Freight will benefit from Midland Main Line upgrade”

bönström bönström|17.01.23|11:51

Quality of supply chain, intermodal, etc. is dependant of Weak Link.
Modes, those resilient, upgrade for added load and lower costs… Railways, short of resiliency, currently has to rely on longer trains, for adding load capacity. Obviously this is not a sustainable option, in particular as quality of service rendered is low, too low.
For sustainably proving intermodal, high quality, high capacity, etc., a shift, is needed! (Regrettably, current “upgradings” just are “cementing”.)

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