News from East Midlands Trains

17.02.2009

East Midlands Trains announces first trains for Corby

Train operator East Midlands Trains is delighted to announce the introduction of a single daily direct return service between Corby and London St Pancras from Monday 23 February as follows:

Monday – Friday: 

  • 0637 from Corby, arriving at London St Pancras 0755
  • 1800 from London St Pancras arriving at Corby 1919

Saturdays:

  • 0915 from Corby arriving at London St Pancras 1029
  • 1700 from London St Pancras arriving at Corby 1815

East Midlands Trains has worked with stakeholders, including the North Northants Development Company (NNDC) to discuss a number of interim service options and to establish a preference, which is the daily direct return service, starting on 23 February.

East Midlands Trains remains committed to providing a full and regular direct service for Corby and this will begin once the three trains required have been secured. Contract negotiations are ongoing. 

Tim Shoveller, Managing Director of East Midlands Trains, says “We’re looking forward to starting a Corby to London service next week. We see this first daily direct train as a ‘taster’ of the full service we will introduce in the near future. We remain committed to being the operator that brings rail back to the town and look forward to welcoming lots of new passengers once we are in full operation.”

Simon Evans, Chief Executive of NNDC, says, “The interim service will operate while East Midlands Trains concludes negotiations to enable the introduction of the full timetable for Corby.

This remains the overriding objective of for all partners but after nearly two decades without a passenger train service, we welcome the commencement of this direct commuter service to London as a positive step towards a fully connected Corby.”

For more information on East Midlands Trains services visit eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.