Disruption Information

21.03.2019

Market Harborough Engineering Works

Major improvement work is affecting East Midlands Trains services between 28th May and 2nd June 2019

What's happening?

A major upgrade of the station and railway Market Harborough will be taking place between 28th May and 2nd June.

This work forms part of the Midland Mainline upgrade and will deliver quicker peak time services, better parking, longer platforms, and improved facilities for people with mobility issues. For more information regarding these works click here:

How will this affect my journey?

Travelling to/from Market Harborough

Whilst the work is taking place at Market Harborough, the section of the Midland Main Line which runs between Kettering and Leicester will be closed. Trains will divert around Market Harborough and a replacement coach service will run as follows:

There will be four coaches per hour between Kettering and Market Harborough (in both directions) running at 15 minute intervals.

There will be four coaches per hour between Leicester and Market Harborough (in both directions) running at 15 minute intervals.

Please allow extra time to travel in and around Market Harborough station whilst improvement works are taking place.

Travelling on our London St Pancras/Nottingham/Sheffield route

Due to the extent of the works a revised timetable will be in place between Sheffield/Nottingham and London St Pancras.

Travelling to/
from
Changes to your journey
Sheffield/
Chesterfield/
Derby
• Two trains per hour will continue to run to London St Pancras . One of these will call at Leicester
• Journey time to London St Pancras will increase
Nottingham/
Beeston/
Long Eaton
• One direct train to London St Pancras per hour
• Journey time to London St Pancras will increase
• Quicker journeys to London St Pancras may be available via East Midlands Parkway
East Midlands
Parkway
• Two trains per hour will continue to run to London St Pancras
• Journey time to London St Pancras will increase
Loughborough/
Leicester
• Two trains per hour will run to London St Pancras
• Journey time to London St Pancras will increase
• Some local services may be re-timed
Corby • Services to London St Pancras will continue to run
Kettering/
Wellingborough
• Two trains per hour will continue to run to London St Pancras

There will also be a revised timetable between Sheffield/Chesterfield to Derby and London St Pancras, with fewer trains able to run during the works.

We will keep this page up to date as more information and timetables become available. You can also chat to us on Twitter @EMTrains. 

Changes to facilities at Market Harborough

In order to keep your railway open Network Rail are doing as much work as possible ahead of 28th May. The work site has now been extended meaning the toilets on platform 1 are no longer available. Temporary facilities are located close to the front of the station building. 

Cycle storage on platform 1 will be moved to the front of the station between 4th and 6th May. To assist us with the move, please ensure that no cycles are left in the cycle pods on platform 1 after midnight on Friday 3rd May.  

Future Improvements

The Market Harborough engineering  program is part of the Midland Mainline Improvement project which will see faster, more frequent trains from 2020. More information about the changes to your railway can be found here