Tackling climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. Transport is the largest contributor to the UK’s carbon emissions and significant work is needed to reduce this.  

As the owner and operator of the transmission network, National Grid is poised to help drive the transition to cleaner transport in the UK. 

Our work in Bramley, which will reinforce the electrification of the rail system, is a critical part of this.


Project overview

To support Network Rail in the decarbonisation of its network, we are installing a 400/25kV Supergrid transformer at Bramley substation and connecting it to a new trackside substation at Holly Cross, via 1.4km of 25kV underground cabling. 

Construction work will begin in April 2022 with completion expected in mid-2023.

The cable route on a map.

Expected timeline

A timeline of the Bramley Network Rail Connection project.

More information

Decarbonisation of transport

Read more about our role in transport decarbonisation.

Transport hub

Find out more about the transport decarbonisation plan.

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Net zero

Take a look at our commitment to net zero.