Electrify the Midland Mainline

Electric trains are better for the climate and our health than diesel trains. The cleaner, greener, faster travel offered by electric trains should be accessible to people across the country, not just those in London and south east England. Following the recent decision of the Government to scrap plans for electrification of the UK railways, including the

Midland Mainline from London to Sheffield, there is a campaign to urge the Government to rethink.  
On Saturday 9th September, air pollution, climate change and transport campaigners will take a big green plug on the train in a relay from London to Sheffield to show the government that we want them to plug in the Midland Mainline. Come and meet the green plug at Leicester (13:24), Derby (14.01), Chesterfield (15.27), or Sheffield (16.03).

Sign this petition by 10:10 and the Campaign for Better Transport to ask Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling to think again. 

The timetable for the complete relay is:

  • London to Bedford 10:29 - 11:04
  • Bedford to Kettering 11:37 - 11:59
  • Kettering to Market Harborough 12:23 - 12:33
  • Market Haborough to Leicester 13:10 - 13:24
  • Leicester to Derby 14:01 - 14:23
  • Derby to Chesterfield 15:05 - 15:27
  • Chesterfield to Sheffield 16:03 - 16:18

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