Toby Perkins MP Welcomes Rail Investment

Toby Perkins MP

Toby Perkins MP

Chesterfield’s MP  has welcomed today’s announcement that the Midland Mainline will be electrified between Sheffield and London.

Travellers to and from Chesterfield will benefit from better journey times and a more reliable service to London and intermediate stations including Leicester and Nottingham.

Electrified lines use cheaper, quieter trains which are less wearing on the track, meaning less maintenance is needed.

The upgrade will take place between 2014 and 2019.

Toby Perkins said: “I welcome this announcement as it will have a benefit for travellers and business.

“This investment was earmarked by the last government and I’m glad the Coalition has chosen to see Labour’s plans through.”

Mr Perkins added: “I am determined and will continue to campaign to ensure that the government does not use these plans to justify further inflation-busting fare hikes, like we saw at the beginning of this year, which are hurting business and doing little to entice cash-strapped commuters out of their cars.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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