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East Midlands Trains Routes
East Midlands Trains' services were categorized into two types:
  • London: inter-city services out of London St Pancras station, along the Midland Main Line, to various towns and cities in the East Midlands region including Bedford, Kettering, Corby, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. Some peak-time services also served Lincoln, Doncaster, Leeds and York, while a single Saturday service also ran to and from Scarborough in the summer. These services all used Class 222 trains or HST sets, which were painted in a white livery.
  • Local: short- and medium-distance services mostly within the East Midlands region, plus the long-distance route between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich. These services were operated by Sprinters (Class 153s, Class 156s and Class 158s). The Class 158 units were painted in a white livery, while the remaining units were all in a blue livery.
As of January 2018, the typical off-peak weekday East Midlands Trains services, with frequencies in trains per hour (tph), included:[a]
East Midlands Trains London
  • London St Pancras to Sheffield 1 tph
Leicester, Derby, Chesterfield
  • London St Pancras to Sheffield 1 tph
Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Long Eaton, Derby, Chesterfield
  • London St Pancras to Nottingham   1 tph
Market Harborough, Leicester, East Midlands Parkway
  • London St Pancras to Nottingham   1 tph
Luton Airport Parkway, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough, Beeston
  • London St Pancras to Corby   1 tph
Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering
  • London St Pancras to Leeds via Nottingham   1 tph
Market Harborough, Leicester, East Midlands Parkway, Nottingham, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Wakefield Westgate
East Midlands Trains Local
  • Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich (regional express)   1 tph
Liverpool South Parkway, Widnes, Warrington Central, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Nottingham, Grantham, Peterborough, Ely, Thetford
  • Crewe to Derby   1 tph
Alsager, Kidsgrove, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent, Longton, Blythe Bridge, Uttoxeter, Tutbury and Hatton, Peartree (limited)
  • Matlock to Newark Castle   1 tph
Matlock Bath, Cromford, Whatstandwell, Ambergate, Belper, Duffield, Derby, Spondon (limited), Long Eaton, Attenborough, Beeston, Nottingham, Carlton, Burton Joyce (1tp2h), Lowdham, Thurgarton (1tp2h), Bleasby (1tp2h), Fiskerton, Rolleston (1tp2h)
Stations served two-hourly are all served by the same train.
  • Leicester to Lincoln   1 tph
Syston, Sileby, Barrow-upon-Soar, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Beeston, Nottingham, Newark Castle, Collingham, Swinderby (1tp2h), Hykeham
  • Worksop to Nottingham   1 tph
Whitwell, Creswell, Langwith-Whaley Thorns, Shirebrook, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Sutton Parkway, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Newstead (Worksop-bound only), Hucknall, Bulwell (Nottingham-bound only)
  • Mansfield Woodhouse to Nottingham   1 tph
Mansfield, Sutton Parkway, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Newstead (Nottingham-bound only), Hucknall, Bulwell (Mansfield-bound only)
  • Nottingham to Skegness   1 tph
Netherfield (limited), Radcliffe (limited), Bingham, Aslockton (irregular), Elton and Orston (limited), Bottesford (1tp2h), Grantham, Ancaster (limited), Rauceby (limited), Sleaford, Heckington, Swineshead (limited), Hubberts Bridge (limited), Boston, Thorpe Culvert (limited), Wainfleet, Havenhouse (limited)
  • Newark North Gate to Grimsby Town   0.5 tph
Collingham (limited), Swinderby (limited), Hykeham (limited), Lincoln, Market Rasen, Barnetby, Habrough
Some of these services are separated into two at Lincoln.
  • Lincoln to Peterborough   1 tph
Metheringham, Ruskington, Sleaford, Spalding
  • Doncaster to Lincoln – tph
Gainsborough Lea Road, Saxilby
Limited service; only 4–5 trains each way per day.
East Midlands Trains Overview
East Midlands Trains Franchise(s): East Midlands
11 November 2007 – 17 August 2019
East Midlands Trains Main Region(s): East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, East of England
East Midlands Trains Other Region(s): Greater London, North West England
Fleet Size: 24 Class 43 HST power cars
21 Class 153 Super Sprinter sets
15 Class 156 Super Sprinter sets
25 Class 158 Express Sprinter sets
27 Class 222 Meridian sets
East Midlands Trains Stations Called At: 87
East Midlands Trains Stations Operated: 89
East Midlands Trains Parent Company: Stagecoach
East Midlands Trains Reporting Mark: EM
East Midlands Trains Predecessor: Central Trains
Midland Mainline
East Midlands Trains Successor: East Midlands Railway
East Midlands Trains Technical Length: 1,567.5 km (974.0 mi)
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