BBC News said:Midlands line 'to be electrified'
A £500m scheme to electrify the Midland Mainline is expected to be announced by the government, the BBC understands.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening is set to outline plans to complete the electrification of the route from Sheffield to London on Monday.
The decision comes after business groups and politicians in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands campaigned for the line to be upgraded.
At present the line is electrified only between St Pancras station and Bedford.
Extending overhead wires to the rest of the line would see the current fleet of inter-city diesel trains replaced with electric ones.
However, it is not yet known if the announcement will also see track improvements, especially at Derby and Leicester stations, which might potentially improve journey times.
The Derby-based train-maker Bombardier, which was threatened with closure after missing out on a contract last year, is likely to be a beneficiary of the government's plans, Mr Dodge, the BBC's political reporter for Derby said.
A spokesman for the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum said: "If the Midland Mainline is upgraded, the supply chain waits ready to meet the needs of the industry.
"We hope it is not just electrification - there are great benefits to be found in upgrading the current infrastructure."
In June, Conservative MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone told MPs that while £12bn had been spent in recent years on Britain's rail network, just £200m had gone to the Midland Mainline.
Source - BBC
Still interested what they will do with Leicester's London Road junction.