Second Corby to Kettering railway track to be tested [BBC News]





Date: 27/01/2018

A new second train track between two Northamptonshire towns is to be tested after years of upgrade work. The work between Corby and Kettering is part of biggest upgrade of the Midland Main Line since it opened in 1870. Before 2009, Corby had no station. The second track will allow seven trains an hour to run in each direction, Network Rail said. The final testing of the seven mile (11km) stretch will take place 17-25 February.


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New railway track reaches milestone
Corby station

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The multi-million pound project has been ongoing for a number of years.

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