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Standard Class on Trains to London

Standard Class to London

East Midlands Trains services to London are designed for long-distance comfort and Standard Class offers you the comfort and facilities you need at an affordable price. Cheap tickets to London are easy to find when you book in advance using Best Fare Finder and on our London routes you can reserve seats, enjoy more space and browse the internet with our on board WiFi from just £4.

Standard Class – at a glance

At-seat trolley service, Mondays – Fridays yes
Plug sockets for laptop or mobiles on Meridian trains yes
Seat reservations yes
East Midlands Trains WiFi from £4 per journey (up to 3 hours) yes
Comfy seats, with tables or tray tables yes
Plenty of luggage space yes
CCTV on all services yes
On board staff for safety and service yes
Cycles may be carried, where space allows (and at the discretion of the on board staff) yes
Toilets, including accessible facilities yes


Tasty food delivered to your seat 

During both weekdays and weekends, our on board teams provide an at-seat trolley service where you can purchase hot snacks and refreshments. From hearty sandwiches to sweets and snacks delivered to your seat for your convenience. We offer a full range of drinks including Starbucks VIA coffee, tea and soft drinks. We also offer alcoholic drinks including wines, beers, cider and spirits, too. On some busy services, we may operate a buffet bar where refreshments can be collected.

Upgrade to First Class

Got a Standard Class ticket but wished you purchased a First Class ticket? At weekends you can upgrade to First Class on board our trains for just £10 each way, allowing you to enjoy larger seats, refreshments (available from the buffet bar when you show your First Class ticket) and complimentary WiFi.

£10 upgrade is not applicable for customers travelling with Advance tickets and is subject to availability. Please contact a member of staff on board your weekend service to upgrade.