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Old 14th July 2012, 09:31
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Midland Mainline Electrification

An announcement about the electrification of the Midland Mainline to Sheffield is expected on Monday. Let's hope that it will confirm that electrification will hapen, preferably in my lifetime!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18839483

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Just announced on the BBC Breakfast News that the announcement will be made Monday
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Yes & it could have been done EIGHTEEN times over for the cost of the Olympic games.
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Should have been done when the line was re-signalled in the 1980's.

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Still interested to see them get it through Belper (as was the original plan)

Hearing it fizzing gently in the morning dew as you walk along the alley above the cutting

(Grade 2 listed building as well)
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Should have been done when the line was re-signalled in the 1980's.

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TOTALLY AGREE it was an easy thing then as they had to spend lots on it when they re-signalled
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Still interested to see them get it through Belper (as was the original plan)

Hearing it fizzing gently in the morning dew as you walk along the alley above the cutting

(Grade 2 listed building as well)
Interesting thought. May have to clear some of the vegitation on Long Row.

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Agree with all above and more! Hope they decide to go the whole nine yards and not cut back or take short cuts to save money! Do it all and do it right and maybe we can have a rail network to be proud of again!! The other consideration is the price of tickets! Keep them low to benefit from full capacity and reduce the volume of cars on the road!
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Interesting thought. May have to clear some of the vegitation on Long Row.

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Yeah That's been listed as a railway garden in Railway Eye in two consective years.
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