News from East Midlands Trains

25.04.2008

East Midlands Trains saves the great British breakfast

Train operator East Midlands Trains has pledged its commitment to continue offering First Class passengers using its London service with the hugely popular full cooked British breakfast.

Since it started running trains last November, the company has been preparing a brand new First Class menu and on board catering offer which will be launched next month.

But the first news is that the company is definitely going to continue to offer the great British breakfast. There has been much speculation that East Midlands Trains will no longer be offering breakfast on its services when it launches its new menu.

Jake Kelly, Customer Service Director for the company said: “We had looked at a number of options for our breakfast offer. But feedback from passengers told us that although many want to see lighter breakfast options available, a significant number do still love our cooked British breakfast. So we have listened to those customers and decided to keep the full breakfast on our First Class menu.

“The breakfast is cooked fresh, on board by a chef and to enable us to continue to do this we will also be retaining the buffet cars on our high speed train fleet. We are now going to give those buffet cars a bit of a ‘makeover’ in preparation for the new menu next month. Of course they will be fully refurbished along with the rest of our fleet later in our franchise.

“I believe this shows that we are a train company who are not only committed to providing a fantastic service, we also listen to what customers want and then deliver it. We are launching a completely new First Class menu next month which will offer passengers on our London services a fantastic range of products throughout the day.”
 
The new First Class catering offer will coincide with the May timetable change on 18 May and will be launched at an event early next month, further details will follow.

East Midlands Trains great British breakfast is £15 and is available to First Class passengers on selected trains and subject to availability.