Midland Main Line electrification upgrade

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Oliver Feeley-Sprague

Dear Network Rail Limited,

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to find out the latest status update on the electrification of the Midland Main Line to Corby and the estimated completion date for this work. Specifically I would like to know how far the works have progressed to date and whether or not they are running to planned schedule or are now subject to delay. If they are now subject to delay, how delayed are they against the original timetable to complete the upgrade by 2019.

Secondly, I would like to know the technical specifications of the electric system being installed and the maximum speed limits these upgrades would allow for two sections, namely:

1) the maximum rated speed limits of new electrified tracks between Corby and Bedford.
2) the maximum rated speed limits of the existing electric track infrastructure south of Bedford.

Yours faithfully,
Oliver Feeley-Sprague

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI201701185

Dear Mr Feeley-Sprague,

Information request

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 10th October 2017. I can confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 7th November 2017.

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Yours sincerely,

Catherine Leach| Information Officer | Freedom of Information Team
Network Rail | The Quadrant: MK | Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
External 01908 782 405 | Internal 085 22405 | Web : http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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Dear Mr Feeley-Sprague,

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your Freedom of Information
request.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Catherine Leach| Information Officer | Freedom of Information Team

[1]Network Rail | The Quadrant: MK | Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN

External 01908 782 405 | Internal 085 22405 | Web :
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Dear Mr Feeley-Sprague,

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Catherine Leach| Information Officer | Freedom of Information Team

[1]Network Rail | The Quadrant: MK | Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN

External 01908 782 405 | Internal 085 22405 | Web :
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

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Oliver Feeley-Sprague

Dea rMs Leach

I am writing with a follow up to the answer you provided on 29th November 2017, which was much appreciated.

In that answer you noted that you'd been in discussion with Carillion and Carillion Powerlines as key contractors on the electrification upgrade to provide the answers to my request. Given the situation with Carillion (and assume Carillion Powerlines) going into administration, has this had any impact on the schedule provided to me last November?. Namely, that you were on course to deliver the electric upgrade on the line to Corby by the summer of 2020.

I'd like to know if there is any revised timescales for the project now a main contractor involved in the electrification programme has gone into administration. Specifically, are you still likely to meet the deadline for the introduction of the new service from December 2020 and if not, what are the revised projected completion dates.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Feeley-Sprague

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2018/00419

Dear Mr Freeley-Sprague

Information request

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 9th April 2018. I can confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 8th Mat 2018.

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the then Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future communications.

Yours sincerely

Anisha Pandya | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405
Email: [Network Rail request email]
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Dear Mr Freeley-Sprague

Please find attached a letter from Network Rail in response to your recent
request for information.

Kind regards

 

Anisha Pandya | Information Officer

Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

 

[1]Network Rail | 1^st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN

Telephone: 01908 782405

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