East Midlands

East Mids Airport link proposed as part of Midlands Engine

A rail link between the HS2 station at Toton and East Midlands airport is being investigated as part of a feasibility study into a number of infrastructure proposals that could support the Midlands Engine strategy. Heavy rail, light rail and tram-train are possible options.

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Important step for restoring line in Sherwood Forest

The Prime Minister has made positive comments with regards to the restoration of the railway line serving Edwinstowe, Ollerton and Warsop. David Cameron was responding to a question raised by a local MP. Local leaders have urged for caution because there is a long way to go.

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Council takes ownership of GCR bridge

Charnwood Borough Council are to take ownership of the proposed bridge that will be used by the Great Central Railway to cross the Midland Mainline near Loughborough. The council will lease the bridge back to the GCR. The reason is understood to be because Network Rail wanted a more permanent partner to cover liabilities if the GCR ceased to exist.

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