Thousands of commuters are a step nearer to benefitting from the electrification of a key railway line into Harborough

The work will be carried out as part of the £1.5 billion Midland Mainline upgrade

Plans are being drawn up by Network Rail to install overhead power cables from Kettering and upgrade bridges along the route, through Desborough, Braybrooke and Little Bowden.
Plans are being drawn up by Network Rail to install overhead power cables from Kettering and upgrade bridges along the route, through Desborough, Braybrooke and Little Bowden.

Thousands of commuters are a step nearer to benefitting from the electrification of a key railway line into Market Harborough.

Plans are being drawn up by Network Rail to install overhead power cables from Kettering and upgrade bridges along the route, through Desborough, Braybrooke and Little Bowden.

The work will be carried out as part of the £1.5 billion Midland Mainline upgrade.

The line linking Bedford to Kettering has already been electrified under the massive scheme.

New more modern environmentally-friendly ‘bi-mode trains’ will be powered by electricity between London and Market Harborough, with four services an hour from the capital.

A big new electricity sub-station will be built by the line near Braybrooke to power the tracks.