BACK ON TRACK
The disruption at Derby Railway station has caused me to experiment with alternative routes to London. First from Lichfield Trent Valley where the parking is poor, the station bereft of refreshments but the price reasonable. Then from East Midlands Parkway which takes an hour’s drive from Tissington but the link from the A50 is good, the parking space is massive and there is a café. The £200m resignalling project at Derby is the biggest rail investment since the 1960s. The results will be revealed in midOctober, when I will be returning to the city to catch my East Midlands trains!