News: Derby to get £1.6 billion invested in rail network – thanks to public pressure

“FROM today, an unprecedented £1.6 billion will be pumped into our local rail network to help ensure passengers in Derby are served by a train service befitting its status as a global railway city. And every Derby Telegraph reader can take credit for playing a part in helping shape the future of our railways. When the paper launched its Electrify Our Line campaign two years ago, calling on the Government to fund the electrification of the Midland Main Line, our readers responded, along with politicians, business leaders and the rail industry.

Ultimately, ministers approved the £500 million needed to electrify and upgrade this key artery which serves Derby – plus additional money to resignal Derby station. Both are major schemes which will slash journey times and bring us closer to the rest of the country. And now, we are set to reap the fruits of our labours.” Derby Telegraph Read more here