NG to build new substation to support Midland Main Line upgrade

UK, Leicestershire: National Grid has received planning consent for a new electricity substation and access road to be built in Braybrooke in Market Harborough.

The substation, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, will provide electricity supplies to a proposed new trackside feeder station which Network Rail will build as part of its plans to upgrade the Midland Main Line, National Grid said in the press statement.

Main construction work is scheduled to start around May 2019 and complete around December 2020.

The Midland Main Line is undergoing the largest upgrade since it was completed in 1870.

The new substation is one of two new supply points along the railway line from Bedford via Kettering to Corby, which will be electrified by December 2019. The first at Charlton in London is underway. The second at Braybrooke will support the introduction of electrified train services from December 2020.

Source: National Grid