Work to extend platforms set to begin at Corby

Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that they will begin work on Monday 4 February 2019 to extend the platform at Corby station.

This is part of a wider programme of enhancements on the Midland Main Line. The work will take place at the southern end of the platform and will not disrupt passengers or station users.

The extended platform will enable longer trains to operate between Corby and London St Pancras.

The Midland Main Line is undergoing its largest upgrade since it was completed in 1870.

What did the officials say?

Network Rail Sponsor, Wendy Bell said:

“As a key part of the wider Midland Main Line Upgrade, a significant amount of work has already been carried out to improve the capacity, speed and resilience of the railway in and around Corby.

“This latest work to lengthen the platform at Corby station is an important element in the wider scheme to create a more modern railway capable of meeting future demand.”

Jake Kelly, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains said:

“We are pleased to be working with Network Rail to deliver further improvements to the railway around Corby.

“This is all part of the huge programme of investment to improve the Midland Main Line route to London to provide customers with even better journeys.”

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  • Why not add another platform at Corby the same length and to upgrade the Corby Line to become double track so that it can be used for East Midlands Trains and freight trains. Aswell adding a siding.

  • “Network Rail has announced that they will begin work….” Has they indeed. They is clearly ready for action, aren’t it.