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Today sees the launch of East Midlands Trains brand new improved timetable.
This brings many changes for passengers and some of the biggest improvements since 1999, with more trains on key routes, faster journey times, better connections and a more regular service across the whole network.
Highlights of the improvements are:
Passengers from Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby, Leicester and Market Harborough will see significant improvements in journey times to London with current journey times being slashed by between 10 and 15 minutes.
Today, for the first time since the 1960s, trains will run on the Robin Hood Line, offering a direct link between Mansfield, Nottingham and Worksop.
Tomorrow sees East Midlands Trains doubling the number of services it runs between Derby and Matlock improving the service to hourly. In addition, all services will run through to Nottingham. Not only will this provide a much improved level of service for commuters, it will also link cities and towns in the region with the Peak District, helping to stimulate tourism in Derbyshire.
The new Derby/Nottingham – Matlock service will see an increase in the number of trains between the two cities.
From tomorrow morning this brand new service will provide a direct train between Lincoln and London on weekdays and Saturdays. It will leave Lincoln at 07.08, arriving into the capital at 10.00, and return at 18.30, arriving back into Lincoln at 21.24. This service will also call at Collingham and Newark.
Commenting, Tim Shoveller, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains said: “It’s a proud day for us all at East Midlands Trains. Since the launch of our company we have all been working towards delivering this new timetable. Today sees the dawn of a brand new era for everyone who travels with us.
“I believe this timetable is essential in helping East Midlands Trains continue to grow. It provides us with more opportunities and increased capacity on our route, enabling us to encourage more people to make rail their first choice for travel and in turn allowing us to reinvest in the railway. During our franchise we are pumping around £90m on fleet, depots and stations. Our new timetable will be pivotal to these improvements.”
Copies of the new timetable are available at East Midlands Trains’ stations and on the website, eastmidlandstrains.co.uk. Passengers can also register to receive their own personalised timetable by visiting eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/myjourneys.