All East Midlands Railway articles

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Abellio UK management buy-out as NS exits British market

    2022-08-23T17:06:00Z

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

  • EMR train toilet
    Rail Business UK

    Train toilets get antimicrobial coating

    2022-05-31T05:00:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    Barrow Haven platform replacement begins

    2022-05-09T10:00:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    Fleet-wide RFID tagging to locate wheel flats

    2022-04-25T04:00:00Z

    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

    2022-03-23T05:00:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    Barton-on-Humber line stations to be improved

    2022-02-09T05:00:00Z

    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

    2021-10-19T05:00:00Z

    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)
    Rail Business UK

    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research

    2021-09-16T15:36:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    East Midlands Railway to launch electric trains and increase regional services

    2021-05-05T14:23:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    Smart kiosk brings the online ticketing experience to the station

    2021-02-02T08:00:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    Design changes make EMR’s Aurora a new Hitachi product

    2021-01-14T10:54:00Z

    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

    2020-11-04T14:43:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

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

    2020-10-27T10:35:00Z

    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)
    Rail Business UK

    East Midlands collaboration aims to give a greater voice for local stakeholders

    2020-09-03T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-08-24T17:08:00Z

    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 ...

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    East Coast Main Line digital railway funding approved

    2020-06-22T09:04:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has been authorised to spend £350m on preparatory works for the installation of ETCS Level 2 on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line, the Department for Transport announced on June 22.

  • The Department for Transport’s disqualification of non-compliant bids for the East Midlands, South Eastern and West Coast Partnership franchises was lawful, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith said when handing down judgment in the High Court on June 17.
    Rail Business UK

    Disqualification of non-compliant franchise bids was lawful, High Court finds

    2020-06-17T15:24:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport’s disqualification of non-compliant bids for the East Midlands, South Eastern and West Coast Partnership franchises was lawful, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith said when handing down judgment in the High Court on June 17. In April 2019 the then Secretary of State for Transport, ...

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    Non-PRM compliant trains get last-minute derogation

    2019-12-24T12:18:00Z

    UK: A few days ahead of the January 1 2020 deadline for ensuring compliance with tighter accessibility standards, the Department for Transport has granted limited dispensations for operators to keep in service for up to one year trains which do not meet the TSI-PRM requirements.

  • East Midlands Railway train (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    East Midlands Railway launches The Platform feedback tool

    2019-11-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: East Midlands Railway has launched The Platform, an online community where customers can share their experiences which is managed by independent research company Breaking Blue. ‘We currently have a post travel survey in existence which is very good for giving us statistics on how to improve ...

  • Abellio has officially launched East Midlands Railway as the new operator of the East Midlands franchise.   More than £600m is to be spent on enhancements across the new East Midlands franchise.
    Rail Business UK

    East Midlands Railway announces three brands

    2019-08-21T09:00:00Z

    UK: Abellio officially launched East Midlands Railway as the new operator of the East Midlands franchise on August 19, the day after it formally took over from Stagecoach which had operated the services for 11 years under the East Midlands Trains brand. More than £600m is to be spent ...