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First Class to London

A First Class service

First Class train travel is available on all rail services to and from London St Pancras. Customers will enjoy a range of drinks and snacks in addition to comfy leather seats and spacious, quiet carriages. We offer complimentary WiFi to enable you to keep up to date on your journey. A table at every seat means you have room to work, or dine comfortably.

On weekday First Class services we offer complimentary breakfast on selected trains and a wide range of tasty dishes, from light snacks to main meals in our all day menu, all freshly prepared on board at great prices. Complimentary refreshments will be offered to you shortly after departure on most weekday London  First Class services and are available from the Buffet bar at weekends.

A new First plus parking ticket has been introduced, which includes return travel and three days parking at selected stations.

Benefits of our First Class

✔  Access to East Midlands Trains First Class lounges

✔  Complimentary WiFi

✔  Large leather seats, all with tables

✔  Fruit juice, still or sparkling water

✔  White or red wine (on selected services)*

✔  Complimentary breakfast

✔  Complimentary snacks

✔  Plug sockets for laptop or mobile

✔  Seat reservations

✔  First Class All Day, Breakfast, Lighter Breakfast, Weekend menus available

✔  Plenty of luggage space

✔  CCTV on all services

✔  On board staff for safety and service

✔  Cycles may be carried, where space allows (and at the discretion of the on board staff)

✔  Toilets and accessible facilities

* Wine is offered on services departing London between 1615 and 1855 inclusive.  There is no complimentary wine on any of the Southbound services.

First Class Breakfast Service

Our delicious freshly prepared breakfasts are now available complimentary to anyone holding a First Class ticket on weekday services, served at your seat by our dedicated First Class hosts. Breakfast options range from a Full Breakfast on selected trains, highlighted below, to lighter options including Bacon or Sausage Bread Rolls on other services.

Weekday Services

Departing From Services Offering Full Breakfast                 Services Offering Light Breakfast
Sheffield 0530, 0629, 0649, 0729 0559
Chesterfield 0542, 0640, 0701, 0741 0612
Alfreton -  -
Langley Mill -  -
Lincoln - 0704
Nottingham 0710 0532, 0630, 0652, 0755, 0805
Derby 0604, 0705, 0722, 0801 0500, 0519, 0633, 0736
East Midlands Parkway 0617, 0725, 0733 0511, 0543, 0642, 0704, 0804
Loughborough 0626, 0722, 0741 0518, 0552, 0653, 0754, 0821
Leicester 0639, 0736, 0742, 0756, 0825 0529, 0543, 0604, 0659, 0706, 0719, 0805, 0818, 0832
Market Harborough

0654, 0757

0543, 0558, 0620, 0713, 0733, 0819, 0846
Kettering 0706, 0759, 0809, 0817 0554, 0608, 0631, 0724, 0729, 0743, 0829, 0855
Wellingborough 0714, 0807, 0825 0602, 0616, 0640, 0732, 0738, 0751, 0842, 0903
London St Pancras  - 0545, 0632, 0652, 0655, 0724, 0728, 0758, 0814, 0826, 0829, 0856

Complimentary breakfasts are offered on long distance weekday trains up until Wellingborough on services arriving in to London before 1000 and on those departing London before 0900 as shown above. Bedford, Luton or Luton Airport Parkway passengers will receive First Class complimentaries and benefit from new evening complimentaries available on return journeys.

Saturday Services

Departing From Services Offering Full Breakfast
Sheffield 0729, 0737
Chesterfield 0741, 0750
Alfreton 0801
Langley Mill 0809
Lincoln -
Nottingham 0832
Derby 0801
East Midlands Parkway 0843
Loughborough -
Leicester 0824, 0900
Market Harborough 0915
Kettering -
Wellingborough -

Please note that breakfast is not complimentary to all First Class passengers at weekends and are available on Saturdays for London Day Out ticket holders and those who have purchased an Advance First Class ticket with breakfast on the above services.  If you would like to enjoy breakfast on the train and breakfast is not included within your ticket you may purchase breakfast on board, however this is subject to availability. To avoid disappointment and ensure you start your day with a hearty breakfast, we recommend that you purchase a ticket that includes breakfast, breakfast is included on a Saturday with a London Day Out ticket or an Advance First Class ticket with breakfast. 

If your ticket does not include breakfast and you do not / are unable to purchase breakfast on board, you will be able to obtain your complimentary drink and biscuit from the at seat trolley service.

First Class All Day Menu

We have now launched our brand new Winter All Day Menu, with new winter warmers featuring on the menu including Chunky Beef and Vegetable Soup, our tasty Fish Finger Sandwich and the sausage roll with award winning pastry. These culinary delights are available alongside our popular dishes such as the East Midlands 6oz Burger and Croque Provencial. Our drinks menu is still available with Soft and Alcoholic drinks available for purchase from First Class hosts. Select our all day menu to find out more.

First Class Weekend Service

Travelling First Class during the weekend and Bank Holidays just got better. With all that extra legroom, you’ll be able to sit back, stretch out and relax. You can also enjoy a complimentary drink and snack by showing your ticket and, if you fancy a little extra, buy a selection of tempting snacks from our buffet service. Find out more in our Weekend Menu.

First Class Lounges

We have recently invested in upgrading our First Class lounges at Derby, Nottingham and London St Pancras to create a more relaxing environment while you wait for your train.  You can now enjoy new carpets, comfy furniture and atmospheric wall art creating a modern and stylish lounge for you to relax within. 

Entry to East Midlands Trains First Class Lounges is complimentary for First Class ticket holders. All lounges offer complimentary WiFi, refreshments and a selection of newspapers while you wait in comfort for your train. First Class Lounges are open weekdays to all First Class ticket holders.

East Midlands Trains First Class Lounges are available at Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, London St Pancras and our Business Lounge at East Midlands Parkway station.

First Class Lounges Opening Hours
Derby 0600-1830
Leicester 0600-1800
Nottingham 0615-1815
Sheffield 0600-1830
London St Pancras 0700-2000
East Midlands Parkway 0530-1100 (1100-1800)*

*During 1100-1800 the East Midlands Parkway Business Lounge is open to all passengers for a charge of £5.

All First Class ticket holders, including First Advance, can exclusively use our First Class Lounges

Standard Class ticket holders can buy access tickets allowing use of the lounges on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis.

Prices are as follows:

First Class Lounge Access Tickets Price
Weekly £15.00
Monthly £50.00
Annual £480.00
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