News from East Midlands Trains


Sheffield to London business trains named by passengers and staff of East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains launches a brand new improved timetable on 14 December 2008. This will see improvements for Sheffield to London passengers with faster journey times and more available seats to the capital.

In preparation for the timetable launch the company has been asking staff and passengers in Sheffield to send in new names for two key business trains to London. And the winners have now been announced as:

  • The Sheffield Continental (0647 from Sheffield )
  • The South Yorkshireman (0744 from Sheffield)

These services will now sit alongside "The Master Cutler" in the timetable.

Both names were suggested by more than one person and the winning entries drawn at random can now be revealed as:

  • The South Yorkshireman – named by Stewart Dalton of Mosborough, Sheffield who said, “My suggestion would be to revive an old, well loved, service – The South Yorkshireman.”
  • The Sheffield Continental – named by Sarah Cox, Safety Liaison Officer for East Midlands Trains said, “I suggested this as services from Sheffield arrive directly into St. Pancras, the home of Eurostar. People in Sheffield now have great access to easy links to the continent and so it seemed very appropriate to us.”

Commercial Director David Horne said, “Thank you to everyone who entered this competition to find two new names. We received over 150 suggestions reflecting the pride people have in the region and the importance of this link we provide to the capital to them. Choosing two winners was difficult but I believe the names Sheffield Continental and South Yorkshireman will be well received by staff and passengers alike – we hope to see lots of business customers travelling with us on them to London from December.”

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