Anna Soubry MP Meets with Transport Secretary to Discuss Midland Mainline

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has met again with Transport Secretary, Justine Greening as part of the campaign to upgrade and electrify the Midland Mainline.

Anna and a number of other Conservative East Midlands MP’s met Justine and afterwards Anna said  “There is a clear and compelling economic case to improve the railway line from London to Sheffield and I didn’t hesitate to make it to the Secretary of State. Modernising Midland Mainline will bring real benefits to business along the route and to passengers; in particular there will be real benefits to Beeston where the station serves the Business Park and Boots.  People in Greater Nottingham have waited a long time for a fast and efficient rail service to London and to Sheffield and I will continue to lobby the Government to invest in the East Midlands”.

Anna Soubry spoke in a Parliamentary debate about the need to improve the Midland Mainline which was supported by MP’s from all political parties. Anna was one of 20 MP’s  who signed a letter to the Minister Theresa Villiers urging her to secure the upgrading and electrification of the line with the backing of Network Rail, East Midlands Trains and a wide range of key local stakeholders.

An announcement on the future of the line is expected before the end of the month.