East Midlands Regional

East Midlands Railway is preparing to change its timetables for Gedling borough stations to create better regional and intercity connectivity

The train firm also confirmed there will be more seats and increased journey options for borough passengers when it launches its a new timetable on May 16,

The new timetable will also will also include the phased introduction of more Class 170 trains onto routes calling at Carlton and Burton Joyce stations.

EMR say the newer trains offer significant upgrades over the current fleet, including wider doors closer to the middle of the carriage making it easier for passengers to get on and off as well as a more accessible layout.

In due course, they will also be significantly refurbished, including upgrades such as the introduction of power sockets, improved CCTV, new interiors, enhanced information systems and better toilets.

PICTURED: New Class170 trains

What to look out for in the new timetables…

Leicester – Nottingham – Lincoln

  • Later evening weekday services between Nottingham and Leicester 
  • Services from Leicester to Lincoln will extend to Grimsby Town every two hours during off-peak hours on weekdays.
  • More evening weekday services will run to Newark Castle from Nottingham and Lincoln.

Derby – Crewe

  • Weekday and Saturday services will run through to Nottingham and Newark Castle for the first time since 2007
  • Later evening weekday service 

Nottingham – Derby – Matlock

  • An extra train every hour between Derby and Nottingham, providing improved journey options and additional hourly services for Beeston, Long Eaton and Attenborough
  • An additional weekday morning service from Matlock to Derby. This will be achieved by starting an existing Ambergate to Derby service back at Matlock
  • Enhanced service for Spondon 

Will Rogers, Managing Director of East Midlands Railway, said: “This new timetable represents an exciting new chapter for train services in the region and will bring significant benefits to the communities we serve.

“It has been an incredible team effort to put this timetable in place, especially during a period so heavily affected by Covid and that is why we are so proud to be able to launch this new timetable.

“It which will enable better regional and intercity connectivity, helping people get to work and enjoy their leisure time, and boost our local economies at a time when it’s never been so important.”

Full details of the all the changes to its timetable can be found on EMR’s website here: https://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/may21 

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