HIGH LEVEL talks have taken place to discuss the long-term future of Toton’s train maintenance depot and sidings, owned by DB Cargo.

HS2 Ltd has confirmed the land occupied by DBC’s freight workshop is not required to deliver the baseline plans for the railway, which envisage the new East Midlands Hub station being located at Toton. On 16 March 2018 representatives from Midlands Connect, East Midlands Councils and the HS2 Growth Partnership toured the site, with DBC saying this marks the start of ‘a positive and ongoing collaboration between the company, local councils and the East Midlands business community to secure the best possible future for the site’.