Second Corby to Kettering railway track to be restored

Network Rail hopes restoring a second track on a line in Northamptonshire will lead to a boost in train services.

The second track on the line between Corby and Kettering was removed in 1986 when traffic decreased with the closure of steelmaking in the town.

Five years ago, Corby rail station was reopened and passenger services grew.

Network Rail has confirmed plans are under development to reinstate the second track. A consultation with local residents will take place this year.

The scheme is designed to increase capacity in response to growing demand for rail travel and rail freight.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "These plans are still under development. Once we have suitable detail we will carry out a programme of engagement with local residents and stakeholders to inform them of our plans."

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