Midland Mainline Electrification

Sheffield Friends of the Earth were planning to welcome campaigners from around the country to the Sheffield station on Saturday 17 October. The idea was to perform a stunt to encourage the government to electrify the midland mainline. We believe the electrification work is essential if we want to remove dirty diesel trains and replace them with electric trains running on low carbon electricity.

Thankfully the government unpaused the electrification work and it will now take place - although not as soon as we would have liked. We decided not to go ahead with the stunt and concentrate our energy on other campaigns.