Midland Main Line

We have been Network Rail’s historic building advisor for the electrification of the Midland Main Line. We undertook a thorough assessment of all structures on the Midland Main Line, which runs from St Pancras to Corby, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.

Of greatest importance is the stretch from Derby to Chesterfield, designed and built as part of George and Robert Stephenson’s North Midland Railway, 1836-40. Many of the structures here survive as they were originally constructed, and a listing review, similar to that for the Great Western, was carried out by English Heritage on the basis of our research.

We also provided design and engineering advice to Network Rail to help identify intelligent and sympathetic solutions for installing electrification equipment on listed tunnels, bridges, stations and viaducts and along the highly sensitive stretch of the line that passes through the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site.