News from East Midlands Trains


Catering back on the menu for Liverpool to Norwich line passengers

East Midlands Trains has confirmed plans to re-introduce an at seat trolley service for passengers using its popular Liverpool to Norwich route as part of a new partnership with supplier Rail Gourmet.

Catering will be provided through an at seat trolley service, which will be operated by Rail Gourmet, and will run on weekdays starting from 7 September on trains between Nottingham and Stockport, which is the busiest section of the route.

Commenting from East Midlands Trains, Catering Manager Adrian Allen said:  “This is a great example of what can be achieved through partnership working, particularly when all parties are focused on making genuine improvements for passengers.  We have worked successfully with Rail Gourmet since the start of our franchise, and we’re extremely pleased to be working with them on this new service for the Liverpool to Norwich line which we know will be welcomed by our passengers”. 

Kim Bircham, Chief Operating Officer for Rail Gourmet added:  “Rail Gourmet is delighted to be providing a trolley catering service on the East Midlands Trains Liverpool to Norwich line between Nottingham and Stockport, based out of Sheffield. We have enjoyed a successful relationship with East Midlands Trains for a number of years and look forward to developing this further. We are also pleased to be providing further employment in the Sheffield area.”

The range of refreshments available on the trolley will be consistent with the trolley service on other East Midlands Trains services and will offer a range of snacks, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks.