Luggage & Pets


We are happy to carry dogs, cats, birds and other small, domestic animals on board East Midlands Trains services free of charge.

These are limited to a maximum of two per passenger and they must be kept within an enclosed carrier at all times. Dogs do not have to be contained as long as they are kept on a lead. Please make sure that your dog or container does not occupy a seat.

Please see our guide to taking your dog on the train here.

What dog friendly provisions are available from East Midlands Trains? 

We are rolling out a range of pup-friendly provisions, including dog drinking bowls at main stations and doggie treats (donuts bespoke for canine consumption) on board, to make travelling with pooches even easier. Dog drinking bowls are now available at the following stations:   

Long Eaton
East Midlands Parkway
Market Harborough 

The dog treats are available on all trains to and from London St Pancras from the regular trolley service. To find out more about our doggie treats click here.


You are welcome to bring three items of luggage with you on board our trains.

This can include:

  • two larger items, such as rucksacks or suitcases - which must be safely stowed in the luggage racks so as not to obstruct the aisles
  • one smaller bag, such as a briefcase

We are unable to carry larger items such as ski's, surfboards or larger musical instruments and you will need to make alternative arrangements to transport these to your destinations.

East Midlands Trains customers are eligible to receive a 15% discount on luggage delivery service, Carry My Luggage.  To find out more click here.