Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Late Breaking News 1st April 2009

Dear all
I was advised this morning, just before noon, of a terminal failure of Milford Tunnel that will determine the closure of the Midland Main Line north of Duffield. All express services will be routed via the Erewash Valley and regrettably the Matlock branch will be abandoned and parts used for road improvements to the A6. There is always an up side as the DfT have invited us to use the now redundant track bed for through services to Derby.
I hope to have more information for you as the details become clear but I don't think any sleepers will need changing between Duffield and Derby.