Trains to replace scrapped Sheffield to London electrification scheme will be slower, Government admits

Trains chosen to replace a scrapped £500m electrification scheme between Yorkshire and London are slower than their electric counterparts, the Department for Transport has admitted.

The Government announced last month that long-planned electrification work on the Midland Main Line between Sheffield and London originally due to be up and running by 2020 was to be cancelled.

The Department of Transport said as part of that announcement that ‘bi-mode’ trains which can run on both diesel and electric would be introduced on the line from 2022, with benefits including reductions of up to 20 minutes in journey times between Sheffield and London.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/trains-to-replace-scrapped-sheffield-to-london-electrification-scheme-will-be-slower-government-admits-1-8692168

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One Response to Trains to replace scrapped Sheffield to London electrification scheme will be slower, Government admits

  1. Xinsider says:

    Northern Powerhouse – a totally meaningless phrase trotted out by the Tories. Westminster Bubble – a phrase used by all sensible people to describe the place most inhabitants of Parliament exist inside !

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