East Midlands Railway news

News about train operating company East Midlands Railway, which operates passenger services on the Midland Main Line from London St Pancras to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield, the Norwich – Nottingham – Sheffield – Liverpool regional express route, and local services in central and eastern England.

  • EMR 222006 at Sheffield 0900 to St Pancras May 2022
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    Interview: ‘It’s time to bring back dynamism’


    UK: Cost control, revenue growth and a competitive dynamic will be key to securing the future of the UK rail sector, Transport UK Group Chief Executive Dominic Booth explains to Tony Miles.

  • Station virtual tour screenshot
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    Virtual station tours to help passengers plan ahead


    UK: East Midlands Railway has worked with Virtual Tour Experts Ltd to create online navigation guidance to help passengers with journeys through Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Kettering stations. Users can access information about all of the public areas in each station, including toilets, customer service ...

  • Leicester station refurbishment impression
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    Arcadis to lead Leicester station refurbishment


    UK: Plans are being developed for a major restoration of Leicester’s Grade II listed station along with improvements to the public realm and commercial offerings. The project is being undertaken by Network Rail, Leicester City Council and East Midlands Railway. Arcadis has been appointed as lead ...

  • East Midlands Railway train
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    East Midlands Railway joins surplus food redistribution scheme


    UK: East Midlands Railway has partnered with sharing app and social enterprise Olio to distribute surplus food from its inter-city trains. Food that is nearing its expiry date will be collected by Olio at London St Pancras and advertised on its app ready to be re-distributed ...

  • EMR Class 170 DMU (Photo: EMR)
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    Asking passengers what they want from train interiors


    UK: A report into what passengers want from train interiors has been produced to help inform the proposed refurbishment of Turbostar diesel multiple-units. Built by Bombardier Transportation from the late 1990s, the units are widely deployed by various train operators on regional services across the British ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
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    Abellio UK management buy-out as NS exits British market


    UK: Dutch state passenger operator NS has announced a management buy-out of its Abellio UK rail and bus business.

  • EMR train toilet
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    Train toilets get antimicrobial coating


    UK: The 162 toilets on East Midlands Railway’s Class 222 inter-city diesel multiple-unit fleet are being treated with Coatings Tech’s Cotech BioSafe protective coating incorporating Microban antimicrobial technology. Coatings Tech has previously applied its Cotech Clear Coat Easy Clean product for the outside of EMR trains, ...

  • Barrow Haven station
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    Barrow Haven platform replacement begins


    UK: Work has begun on a £1·3m project to replace the single platform at Barrow Haven, a small halt on the Barton-on-Humber branch in North Lincolnshire. The existing platform will be replaced by a 60 m long structure with raised tactile paving. East Midlands Railway is ...

  • East Midlands Railway Class 222
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    Fleet-wide RFID tagging to locate wheel flats


    UK: The use of RFID tags to identify individual vehicles with wheel flats is being rolled out across East Midlands Railway’s fleet after a trial found it saved hours of staff time. Around 50 Class 153, 156, 158 and 222 vehicles were equipped with RFID tags ...

  • Derby Etches Park fuel road
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    EMR and Rock Rail enhance Derby depot ahead of Aurora arrival


    UK: Work has begun to prepare East Midlands Railway’s Etches Park depot in Derby for the arrival of the operator’s electro-diesel Aurora trains. The £35m project, which rolling stock leasing company Rock Rail is part funding through a £30m contribution, will be delivered in two phases. ...

  • Barrow Haven station
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    Barton-on-Humber line stations to be improved


    UK: East Midlands Railway has announced a £400 000 programme of improvements covering the 12 small stations it manages on the route from Cleethorpes to Barton-on-Humber; Cleethorpes and Grimsby Town are managed by TransPennine Express. The works to improve the overall station ...

  • Neville Hill Depot 3
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    Northern takes full control of Neville Hill depot


    UK: Northern has taken over full control of the Neville Hill depot in Leeds, which it previously managed jointly with East Midlands Railway. Around 550 engineers, technicians and train presentation staff are employed at the site. ‘We are delighted to welcome our ...

  • Avanti West Coast SuperVoyagers at Winwick (Photo Tony Miles)
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    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research


    UK: The Department for Transport has ordered a review of regulations governing exposure to air pollution on trains and at stations, after research commissioned from the Rail Safety & Standards Board found that air quality was ‘poorer than desired’ on some trains using diesel power. RSSB’s ...

  • EMR Class 360 EMU
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    East Midlands Railway to launch electric trains and increase regional services


    UK: East Midlands Railway is to launch its EMR Connect sub-brand with the May 16 timetable change, covering its new electric service between London St Pancras and Corby. This will be the TOC’s first electric route, with the twice-hourly service being operated using eight-car formations of ...

  • Smart Kiosk Derby
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    Smart kiosk brings the online ticketing experience to the station


    UK: A ticket vending machine which offers a full range of ticketing products though an interface similar to a website or app has been developed by operator East Midlands Railway, software supplier SilverRail and vending machine maker Cammax. Smart Kiosk uses the ...

  • East Midlands Railway Class 810 Aurora impression
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    Design changes make EMR’s Aurora a new Hitachi product


    UK:  East Midlands Railway has released final details of the interiors of its future Hitachi Class 810 Aurora inter-city trainsets, which although derived from existing Class 80x designs are now being seen as a new product.

  • gb EMR Class 170 -The Key Worker
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    Turbostar reshuffle conundrum


    UK: East Midlands Railway has begun using the first of the Class 170 Turbostar diesel multiple-units which are due to be transferred from other operators, marking the start of its programme to modernise its regional fleet. Intended to replace Class 15x units, the Turbostars will initially ...

  • East Midlands Railway Hitachi Class 810 Aurora impression
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    Aurora brand for East Midlands Railway Class 810 inter-city fleet


    UK: East Midlands Railway has selected Aurora as the brand name for the fleet of Class 810 electro-diesel inter-city trainsets which Hitachi Rail is to supply for use on the Midland Main Line between London, Nottingham and Sheffield from 2023. The name was announced on October 27 ...

  • gb East Midlands Railway Class 222 at Nottingham (Tony Miles)
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    East Midlands collaboration aims to give a greater voice for local stakeholders


    UK: The government and Transport for the East Midlands have reached a multi-year collaboration agreement which is designed to give councils and local stakeholders a more influential role in deciding how rail services can support development in the region. Announced on September 3, the agreement will give ...

  • EMT sets on Nor to Liv service
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    EMR set to retain Liverpool – Nottingham service


    Photos: Tony Miles UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed to East Midlands Railway that, for the time being at least, it is no longer planning to transfer the Liverpool Lime Street – Nottingham service to TransPennine Express from the December 2021 timetable change. This long-standing proposal ...