News from East Midlands Trains

18.11.2008

Book now to travel with East Midlands Trains over Christmas and New Year

East Midlands Trains has now placed tickets on sale for travel throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays. With advance tickets available from as little as £8 to or from London in Standard Class and just £15 in First Class, there are some real bargains to be grabbed!

Passengers are advised to book as soon as possible to get the best price and guarantee a reserved seat over the busy holiday period.

A summary of service and alterations is as follows:

  • 22 December – normal service.
  • 23 December - normal service.
  • Christmas Eve - revised evening service, no restaurant service (buffet service still available).
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day - no service.
  • 27 December - revised early morning service, near normal service rest of the day. No restaurant service (buffet service still available). Reservations essential as trains are popular on this day.
  • 28 to 30 December - normal service. No restaurant service (buffet service still available).
  • New Year’s Eve - revised evening service, no restaurant service (buffet service still available).
  • New Year’s Day - revised early morning service, normal service rest of the day. No restaurant service (buffet service still available).
  • 2 January - normal service. No restaurant service (buffet service still available).

Please click here for more details on services on the 24 December, 27 December, 31 December and 1 January 2009 (link opens in new browser window)

Additionally

Time restrictions will be lifted from off peak and super off peak tickets from 24 December to 2 January.

Weekend First upgrades, to a seat in First Class accommodation, will be available to purchase on train for just £6 (subject to availability) from 24 December to 2 January (no at seat service during this period).

Essential improvement work by Network Rail over Christmas

Network Rail is carrying out a number of improvement works over the holiday period.

The Liverpool-Norwich route will be affected by engineering work on the Hope Valley line between Sheffield and Stockport from 27 December to 4 January. During this time trains from Norwich will terminate at Sheffield with connecting buses to Manchester Piccadilly provided. On the 27 December there are also planned engineering works between Peterborough and Norwich until midday.

David Horne, Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains says: “With the current economic climate making more people look for ways to save money we know that lots of passengers will want to take advantage of being able to book in advance to ensure their travel plans are in place well ahead of the holidays. We’re pleased to say that tickets are now on sale right through to January. But they are already selling fast, so book as soon as you can to get the best possible price for your journey!”

For more information about East Midlands Trains, to buy tickets or download a personal timetable, visit eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.