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

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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 … Continue reading

Reversing decision to scrap electrification plans could shave crucial minutes off journey times

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Pressure is mounting on the Government to reverse its decision to abandon rail electrification schemes in Yorkshire as critics argue the move will hinder efforts to shave crucial minutes off commuters’ journey times. According to Labour, the changes have effectively … Continue reading