Work to start on Corby platform extension

Corby station building

24th January 2019

Network Rail are due to start work on 4th February to extend the platform at Corby, part of a wider programme of improvements to the Midland Main Line. This work will take place at the southern end of the platform and no disruption is expected for passengers during the works.

With the Midland Main Line undergoing the biggest raft of improvements since 1870, the work will allow longer trains and more passenger capacity between Corby and London St Pancras, resulting in more comfortable passenger journeys with less overcrowding.

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.”

Author: Darren Porter
Image: Network Rail