The concept is simple, to reconnect Rugby and Leicester directly by rail, including a station at Lutterworth, and connect Magna Park directly to the rail network. This connection was lost during the 1960s, part of the Beeching era cuts.
Restoring this link would drastically improve local public transport options, and instead of building a new collection of huge sheds at Hinckley, take a railway line to the existing huge sheds at Magna park, reducing the number of HGVs that site spits out onto local roads.
A possible new passenger route
There is an existing passenger service that could be extended, which would provide direct, fast services between Northampton, Rugby, Lutterworth, Leicester, Loughborough, and Nottingham.
• Lutterworth to Leicester would be less than 20 minutes by train.
Lutterworth to Rugby would be less than 10 minutes.
Proposed new service estimated journey times
Could that tempt you to catch the train instead of driving? We must stress this is purely an outline concept at this point in time. We have identified a possible route that would minimise the environmental and social impact of the concept.