East Midlands Railway
East Midlands Railway (EMR) provides intercity and regional train services in the East Midlands region. The services to customers are divided into three brands: East Midlands Railway Intercity provides fast connections between London St Pancras International and the towns and cities of the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. East Midlands Railway Regional transports passengers across the country, from Liverpool to Norwich and from Crewe to Skegness. East Midlands Railway Connect was introduced in May 2021 and connects commuter markets in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire with London St Pancras International.
On 16 May 2021, East Midlands Railway extended the timetable on all routes. An extra train now runs every hour to and from London St Pancras International, with more seats and more service. Moreover, the journey is faster. This was made possible by improvements to the Midland Main Line and the introduction of the East Midlands Railway’s first electric train fleet. Some regional services were also expanded, with new direct connections and more seats in the East Midlands. East Midlands Railway is now also the operator of the line to Barton-upon-Humber, which was previously jointly operated by Northern Trains and TransPennine Express.
However, the performance and punctuality of the timetable for the regional connections did not meet expectations due to problems with the implementation of the new timetable for regional transport in May 2021. Therefore, a more limited timetable was introduced in June 2021. East Midlands Railway is planning to gradually resume running more trains and resolve the problems that caused the inefficient operation of the May timetable.
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