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1 Priorities for Rail Investment in the East Midlands Andrew Pritchard Director of Policy & Infrastructure February 2012

2 Introduction East Midlands Economy East Midlands Rail Connectivity Key Outcomes Key Measures Required Initial Industry Plan for CP5 ( ) Conclusions

3 East Midlands Economy Overview of economic structure (generally robust, but still low wage/low skill. Some high value activity but areas of high public sector dependence & deprivation) Overview of settlement structure and flows (dispersed patterns of economic activity – strong links to other areas outside the EM – not just London)

4 EM Rail Connectivity Growing patronage & good connectivity to London south of Leicester, BUT MML has slow journey times compared to elsewhere Connections to the north and west poor Key Point: EM towns and cities loosing agglomeration benefits compared to other similar places

5 Key Outcomes for the East Midlands MML should provide a similar service to other main lines in terms of speed, frequency and comfort by 2020 Connectivity between Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton, Nottingham and other major cities must be significantly enhanced HS2 Station in the EM with at least 10 trains per hour (5 each way) All parts of the East Midlands should benefit from capacity released by HS2

6 Key Outcomes for Derby Derby to London in less than 85 minutes by 2014, and less than 55 minutes via HS2 Regular 30 minute service to London Greatly improved connectivity to Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham by 2020 and via HS2, and better connectivity to Heathrow and Scotland

7 Key Outcomes for Leicester Leicester to London in less than 60 minutes by 2014 Regular minute service to London Journey time to Birmingham significantly reduced by 2020 Greatly improved connectivity to Leeds, Manchester & Scotland by 2020 and via HS2

8 Key Outcomes for Lincoln Direct hourly service to London with a journey time of less than 100 minutes

9 Key Outcomes for Northampton 2 fast services per hour to London 2 fast services per hour to Birmingham Better connectivity to the north west and north midlands (via Trent valley)

10 Key Outcomes for Nottingham Nottingham to London in less than 90 minutes by 2014 and less than 60 minutes via HS2 Regular 30 minute service to London Nottingham to Birmingham in under 60 minutes by 2020 (CP5) Greatly improved connectivity to Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds by 2020 and via HS2 – and better connectivity to Heathrow and Scotland

11 Key Measures Required Completion of existing MML Line Speed Improvements (CP4) Re-signalling works at Derby & Leicester and Market Harborough improvements in CP5 MML Electrification in CP5 Introduction of ‘classic compatible’ rolling stock to enable HS2 inter-operability ‘Javelin style’ services running north from the EM in between HS2 services

12 Initial Industry Plan (CP5: ) IIP published in September 2011 – the first stage in agreeing investment priorities for CP5 MML electrification highlighted as a priority in IIP along with a number of line speed improvements DfT to publish HLOS and SoFA for CP5 in July 2012 EMC and SYPTE working together closely to promote investment in MML in CP5 Parliamentary event November 2011 – further activity planned up to July 2012 Your support will also be crucial

13 Conclusions Concerns about the future of MML have undermined the case for HS2 in the eyes of many local politicians so far Speed and connectivity remain the key concerns for both politicians and business leaders HS2 must be seen as a key part of a wider package of improvements to gain widespread political support


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