News from East Midlands Trains

10.12.2012

New East Midlands Trains timetable delivers extra services and more seats

  • Additional services for passengers in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire
  • Extra seats on Nottingham to Liverpool services
  • Further information at eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

East Midlands Trains passengers are set to benefit from extra train services and more seats with the launch of the train operator’s new timetable today (10 December 2012)

The new timetable will deliver a number of additional services for passengers in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and faster services will run to and from London on Sundays.  In addition, more than 3,600 extra seats will be provided on the busy Nottingham to Liverpool route every week.

Key highlights of the new timetable are as follows:

  • On the Liverpool-Norwich route, an additional 3,675 seats will be provided each week on services from Nottingham to Liverpool following extra carriages being added to 27 services on this route.  In addition, following passenger feedback, the 1546 Sunday service from Nottingham to Liverpool will be extended to start from Peterborough at 1437 and will call additionally at Grantham.
  • Sunday afternoon journey times to/from London will be improved by up to 20 minutes on some services.  This has been achieved by working with Network Rail to reduce the impact of engineering work on Sundays.
  • As a result of the new Siemens factory opening in Hykeham, North Lincolnshire, the 0957, 1528 and 1645 weekday services from Newark Northgate to Grimsby will call additionally at Hykeham.  The 1818 service from Lincoln to Newark Northgate will also call additionally at this station.
  • On weekdays and Saturdays, the 1918 service from Nottingham to Matlock will call additionally at Spondon.
  • On weekdays and Saturdays, the 1142 service from Lincoln to Leicester will call additionally at Carlton.   
  • On weekdays and Saturdays, the 1230 service from Lincoln to Leicester will call additionally at Burton Joyce and will no longer call at Carlton.

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We invest a lot of time and resource into making sure our timetable offers the best possible service for our passengers.   

“Every year, we review the timetable and listen to feedback from passengers, staff and stakeholders on how we can make further improvements.   

“This year, we’re pleased to be completing the next phase of our work to provide extra capacity on the busy Nottingham to Liverpool route and provide some additional services on our local routes”.

Copies of the new East Midlands Trains timetables are available at rail stations and can also be downloaded electronically here