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To: Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin

Electrify the Midland Mainline

The electrification of the Midland Mainline has been resumed!

Electrify the Midland Mainline

Please reconsider the decision to 'pause' the electrification of the Midland Mainline and resume this project as soon as possible.

Why is this important?

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Government must take more action to reduce air pollution. At the moment, diesel trains pass through already polluted cities, causing more illness and premature deaths. Diesel trains also have a bigger carbon footprint than electric trains. The towns and cities along the route will not be able to meet air quality and carbon emissions targets until the Midland Mainline is electrified.

How it will be delivered

By email.

East Midlands, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • I prefer electric trains than diesel trains because they are more cleaner and quieter than diesel.
  • Really want to see this happen after decades of false hope!
  • The South East of England where I grew up has had electrification since the 1950s - straight from steam. Sheffield where I now live had it's only electric trains taken from them in the 70s. We might as well be bashing rocks together up here for Westminster cares about this city and the North in general.

Updates

2015-11-20 17:07:23 +0000

Petition is successful with 669 signatures

2015-10-03 20:50:45 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-07-12 23:28:32 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-07-02 23:49:02 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-06-29 14:39:44 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-06-28 22:46:52 +0100

10 signatures reached