A £200 million upgrade to Derby train station is due to get underway next summer.
East Midlands Trains and Network Rail have confirmed that the investment will offer significant improvements to the tracks and the signalling system, as well as a new station platform.
Work is due to commence from July 2018, and will cause some disruption to services.
Jake Kelly, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains, said: “This work is vital to deliver an upgraded railway in Derby and we are supportive of the plans in place by Network Rail.
“Our key priority is to ensure that we provide the best possible service for our customers during the works. We are developing comprehensive plans to ensure that we can continue running as many of our London train services as possible, whilst ensuring that we can offer reliable replacement rail services on the local routes during the times we are not able to operate our train services.
“We’re in the process of finalising all the details of our timetable during the works and will be publishing detailed customer advice and timetables early in the New Year. We’ll also be carrying out an extensive communications campaign with customers, key businesses and rail station users so they are aware of the changes they can expect during these works.”