News from East Midlands Trains

22.10.2013

Rail Travel Provides Fast and Reliable Alternative into Nottingham During Major Road Improvements Works

  • Three trains an hour between Derby, Long Eaton and Nottingham
  • Regular services from East Midlands Parkway and Alfreton to Nottingham
  • Train times can be found at nationalrail.co.uk

East Midlands Trains is reminding people of the benefits of travelling by train during the roadworks taking place around Nottingham over the next two weeks.

Three direct train services an hour operate between Derby and Nottingham with journey times of around 30 minutes or less.  A day return ticket from Derby to Nottingham, which can be used on any train service, is priced at just £7.00.  Alternatively, a weekly season ticket is available for the discounted price of £33.20.

East Midlands Trains also operates two direct services an hour between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham and regular services between Alfreton and Nottingham.  Passengers travelling from East Midlands Parkway can take advantage of the special park, ride and save ticket priced at just £7 return which includes parking and return train travel to Nottingham.

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “Nottingham is in the process of undergoing a major transport improvement scheme which will deliver significant benefits for rail passengers and road users.

“Following the successful completion of the major re-signalling scheme on Nottingham’s railway over the summer, we can offer people a reliable and fast alternative to the car during the current roadworks on the A52.   With journey times of around 30 minutes, it’s worth considering taking the train for a hassle-free and more relaxing journey into Nottingham.

“We will continue to work closely with Nottingham City Council to deliver improvements to the city’s transport infrastructure.”

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transport, Councillor Jane Urquhart, said “There's a lot of work going on around the city and I understand the frustration this can cause drivers. We are working closely with partners to keep disruption to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience members of the public may experience.

“If you’re travelling into Nottingham from Derby or further afield then planning your journey in advance and considering options such as catching the train are a great alternative to jumping straight into your car”.

Work continues on the Nottingham Hub scheme, which will see the railway station’s historic porte cochere turned into a new entrance hall, and a southern entrance constructed. This will link to the Nottingham tram station, being built on a bridge over the railway.  The Nottingham Hub scheme is due for completion in 2014.

Travel disruption is expected on the A52 at Bardills roundabout until 3 November.  Nottingham City Council has issued travel advice to help avoid travel delays, including considering using other forms of transport such as the tram, bus, walking, cycling or the train if possible.

For information on train times, visit nationalrail.co.uk.  Further information on Nottingham’s major transport projects can be found at www.buildingnottingham.co.uk