The Campaign to Reopen the Ivanhoe line (CRIL) has celebrated a month of progress following an initial meeting of the feasibility study committee.
It follows indications of interest from Amazon who operate a distribution centre in Coalville. The month ended with positive comments indicating support from MPs across the region following the recent election.
The feasibility study is funded and expected to be completed in the next 12-18 months.
The line runs between Leicester and Burton-on-Trent with potential stations at Ashby, Church Gresley, Swadlincote and Coalville. Although the line is extant, the infrastructure is impacted by lengthy speed restrictions. A further challenge is serving Leicester. Options include a new station or rebuilding the north facing chord where the line meets the Midland Mainline south of Leicester.
Source: Facebook, Derby Telegraph