News from East Midlands Trains

13.05.2016

East Midlands Trains issues travel advice for Leicester City’s Victory Parade


•           Train services expected to be extremely busy, people strongly advised to allow extra time for their journey

•           Extra carriages provided on a number of services and more staff available to help customers at Leicester station

East Midlands Trains has issued advice for people using its services to travel to and from the Victory Parade in Leicester on Monday 16 May.

Extra carriages will be provided on trains to and from Leicester before and after the parade, and trains will be calling at more stations than normal. However, trains are expected to be extremely busy in the run up to the start of the parade and after the event has ended.

Customers are therefore being strongly advised to allow extra time for their journey to and from the celebrations. A queuing system will be in place at the station and extra East Midlands Trains staff will be on hand to help customers with their journeys.

Andrew Conroy, Acting Customer Experience Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re really looking forward to playing our part in Monday’s celebrations – it’s a fantastic achievement for Leicester City Football Club and Monday will be a very special day.

“We will be providing extra carriages on our trains and more trains will be calling at local stations, but we’re still expecting services to be very busy. Our strong advice for customers is to allow extra time for your journey and be prepared that you may need to queue at Leicester station.

“We will have extra staff at the station helping customers who will also be giving out some chocolate treats and flags to help people get in the party mood.”

To check train times visit eastmidlandstrains.co.uk the full list of changes and additional trains are below.

Monday 16 May

  • 2015 London St. Pancras International to Nottingham (departs Leicester at 2122). This train will call additionally at Syston, Sileby and Barrow upon Soar.
  • 2026 London St. Pancras International to Derby (departs Leicester at 2130). This train will call additionally at Syston, Sileby and Barrow upon Soar.
  • 2049 Sheffield to London St Pancras International (departs Leicester 2152)
    This train will call additionally at Market Harborough at 2206 and Kettering at 2216.
  • 2050 Leicester to Loughborough
    This train is an additional service, and will also call at Syston, Sileby and Barrow upon Soar.
  • 2055 London St Pancras International to Sheffield (departs Leicester 2201)
    This train will call additionally at Loughborough, Syston, Sileby, Barrow upon Soar and East Midlands Parkway.
  • 2121 Leicester to Kettering
    This train is an additional service, and will call at Market Harborough at 2137 and Kettering at 2151.
  • 2126 London St. Pancras International to Nottingham (departs Leicester at 2233). This train will call additionally at Syston, Sileby and Barrow upon Soar.
  • 2130 London St. Pancras International to Derby (departs Leicester at 2249). This train will call additionally at Syston, Sileby and Barrow upon Soar. 
  • 2147 Leicester to Loughborough
    This train is an additional service, and will also call at Syston, Sileby and Barrow upon Soar.
  • 2225 Leicester to Loughborough
    This train is an additional service, and will also call at Syston, Sileby and Barrow upon Soar.
  • 2239 Leicester to Derby
    This train is an additional service, and will call at Loughborough at 2249, East Midlands Parkway at 2256 and Derby at 2309.
  • 2254 Leicester to Nottingham
    This train is an additional service, and will also call at Syston, Sileby, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough and East MidlandsParkway.

Tuesday 17 May

  • 2225 London St Pancras International to Sheffield
    This train will depart Chesterfield 22 minutes later than scheduled at 0117, arriving Sheffield 0133.