East Midlands Railway to introduce more services this July

new intercity fleet
Credit: East Midlands Railway

From today (6th July), East Midlands Railway will be introducing a number of extra train services to its temporary coronavirus timetable.

These extra services are part of a nationwide step up in rail services as lockdown restrictions are eased further.

EMR has been carefully monitoring the number of passengers on their network since the pandemic began. In May, the operator stepped up its timetable by 20% – which provided 80% of their regular timetable.

This further step up will provide additional train services where it is required.

Face coverings are still mandatory for passengers and must be worn.

Will Rogers, Managing Director, East Midlands Railway, said: “We are pleased we can reintroduce more of our services from Monday 6th July. With the further easement of social restrictions and the reopening of more leisure and retail businesses we expect customers number to continue to slowly rise. Therefore, it makes sense to introduce more services and more seats ahead of the expected increase in customers.

“We simply ask customers to ensure they bring a face covering with them as they will remain mandatory on public transport alongside this increase in services and follow Government on the use of public transport.”


The following services will be added:

  • 0600 Sheffield to London St Pancras
    • This now means 13 out of 14 peak-time trains arriving into London now operate.
  • 2105 London St Pancras to Nottingham

EMR Regional

The following services will be reintroduced:

  • 0635 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
  • 0951 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham
  • 0752 Nottingham to Norwich will start from Mansfield Woodhouse at 0707, restoring a peak time service on the Robin Hood Line
  • 0738 & 0838 Worksop to Nottingham will each have an additional carriage

All off-peak Robin Hood Line services strengthened to 3-carriages

Passengers should check National Rail Enquiries for the latest information

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  1. East Midlands Railway might as well retain the Liverpool Lime Street-Norwich service via Nottingham and to use a mixture of Class 158 and Class 170 DMU units to boost more capacity and to expand their services from Norwich to Derby, Sheffield and Leicester. And also to use the Class 158 & Class 170 on the Peterborough-Lincoln route and to extend to Skegness.

  2. EMR should keep the Liverpool Lime Street-Norwich service and to increase their service with adding more trains to continue operating the service. Rather than scrapping it. Or perhaps Crosscountry could take over the service with their Class 170 Turbostar trains.


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