Disruption Information

18.10.2018

Essential route improvement work will be taking place over Christmas and New Year

Over Christmas and New Year, our London route will be affected by planned engineering work. This is so improvements can be made, to upgrade the track and signalling equipment to offer a faster and more reliable service.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd December

London Route

There will be minor retiming on our London St Pancras/Nottingham/Sheffield route. A timetable will be available here soon.

Christmas Eve (Monday 24th December)

London Route

Route improvement works are taking place between Kettering at Bedford with coaches replacing trains.

If you are travelling Southbound

Trains from Sheffield, Derby & Nottingham will terminate at Corby.

An express rail replacement coach will run between Corby and Bedford, where you can then connect with a train from Bedford to Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London St Pancras International. 

If you are travelling to Wellingborough, there will also be rail replacement services, please change at Kettering to connect with these. 

If you are travelling Northbound

Trains from London St Pancras International will terminate at Bedford.

An express rail replacement coach will run between Bedford and Corby, where you can then connect with trains to Kettering, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. 

If you are travelling to Wellingborough, there will also be rail replacement services, please change at Bedford to connect with these. 

Rail Replacement pick up points

Corby: outside the station entrance

Bedford: coaches will depart from the front of the station

Kettering: coaches will depart from the front of the station 

You are also able to use your East Midlands Trains ticket between London St Pancras and Bedford on Thameslink services.

A full timetable will be available soon. 

Local Routes

A normal service will operate however please check your journey as some later services will not run.

Christmas Day (Tuesday 25th December)

There will be no East Midlands Trains services on Christmas Day 

Boxing Day (Wednesday 26th December)

There will be no East Midlands Trains services on Boxing Day

Thursday 27th December

London Route

An amended timetable will be in place with 3 trains per hour between London St Pancras and the North instead of the usual 5. A full timetable will be available soon.

Local Routes

Engineering work will be taking place to the East of Nottingham resulting in the following changes:

Lincoln/Nottingham/Leicester trains will run between Leicester and Nottingham only however Matlock/Nottingham/Newark Castle services will be extended to Lincoln.

Liverpool – Norwich route


These services will run as two separate services between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham and between Nottingham and Norwich. There will be no direct service between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich.

Liverpool – Nottingham services will be diverted between Manchester and Liverpool and will not call at Warrington Central, Widnes or Liverpool South Parkway but will call additionally at Newton Le Willows to connect with a replacement coach service to Warrington Central and  Widnes.

Friday 28th December

London Route

An amended timetable will be in place with 3 trains per hour between London St Pancras and the North instead of the usual 5. A full timetable will be available soon.

Liverpool – Norwich route

Liverpool – Nottingham services will be diverted between Manchester and Liverpool and will not call at Warrington Central, Widnes or Liverpool South Parkway but will call additionally at Newton Le Willows to connect with a replacement coach service to Warrington Central and  Widnes.

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th December

London Route

There will be minor retiming on our London St Pancras/Nottingham/Sheffield route. A timetable will be available here soon.

 

Liverpool – Norwich route

Liverpool – Nottingham services will be diverted between Manchester and Liverpool and will not call at Warrington Central, Widnes or Liverpool South Parkway but will call additionally at Newton Le Willows to connect with a replacement coach service to Warrington Central and  Widnes.

New Years Eve (Monday 31st December)

London Route

Route improvement works are taking place between Kettering at Bedford with buses replacing trains.

If you are travelling Southbound

Trains from Sheffield, Derby & Nottingham will terminate at Corby.

An express rail replacement coach will run between Corby and Bedford, where you can then connect with a train from Bedford to Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London St Pancras International. 

If you are travelling to Wellingborough, there will also be rail replacement services, please change at Kettering to connect with these. 

If you are travelling Northbound

Trains from London St Pancras International will terminate at Bedford.

An express rail replacement coach will run between Bedford and Corby, where you can then connect with trains to Kettering, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. 

If you are travelling to Wellingborough, there will also be rail replacement services, please change at Bedford to connect with these. 

Rail Replacement pick up points

Corby: outside the station entrance

Bedford: coaches will depart from the front of the station

Kettering: coaches will depart from the front of the station 

You are also able to use your East Midlands Trains ticket between London St Pancras and Bedford on Thameslink services.

A full timetable will be available soon. 

Liverpool – Norwich route

Liverpool – Nottingham services will be diverted between Manchester and Liverpool and will not call at Warrington Central, Widnes or Liverpool South Parkway but will call additionally at Newton Le Willows to connect with a replacement coach service to Warrington Central and  Widnes.

New Years Day (Tuesday 1st January)

London Route

Route improvement works are taking place between Kettering at Bedford with coaches replacing trains.

 If you are travelling Southbound

Trains from Sheffield, Derby & Nottingham will terminate at Corby.

An express rail replacement coach will run between Corby and Bedford, where you can then connect with a train from Bedford to Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London St Pancras International. 

If you are travelling to Wellingborough, there will also be rail replacement services, please change at Kettering to connect with these. 

If you are travelling Northbound

Trains from London St Pancras International will terminate at Bedford.

An express rail replacement coach will run between Bedford and Corby, where you can then connect with trains to Kettering, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. 

If you are travelling to Wellingborough, there will also be rail replacement services, please change at Bedford to connect with these. 

Rail Replacement pick up points

Corby: outside the station entrance

Bedford: coaches will depart from the front of the station

Kettering: coaches will depart from the front of the station 

You are also able to use your East Midlands Trains ticket between London St Pancras and Bedford on Thameslink services.

A full timetable will be available soon. 

Liverpool – Norwich route

Liverpool – Norwich services will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Norwich only. A replacement bus service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

For more information on replacement coaches click here

If you require assisted travel for your journey please visit our website by clicking here and booking in advance. 

We'll keep you updated on how our improvement work is going on our website and on Twitter @EMTrains #EMTUpdate

You can plan your journey by using our online journey planner here.

If you decide not to travel you can apply for a refund. See here for refund information.