East Midlands Trains


East Midlands Trains

Infobox Rail companies
bgcolor = FFFFFF
franchise = East Midlands
11 November 20071 April 2015
logo_filename = East Midlands Trains logo.gif
image_filename = EMT HST 43058 Leicester AB1.jpg
widthpx = 300px
nameforarea = Region
abbr = EM
regions = East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, East of England
secregions = London, North West, East Anglia
fleet = 25 Class 43 "HST" power cars
17 Class 153 "Super Sprinter" sets
11 Class 156 "Super Sprinter" sets
27 Class 158 "Express Sprinter" sets
23 Class 222 "Meridian" sets
stations =87
parent_company = Stagecoach Group
website = www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

East Midlands Trains (EMT) is a train operating company operating in the United Kingdom. Based in Derby, it provides train services in the East Midlands and surrounding areas, chiefly in the counties of South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire. The franchise, which began 11 November 2007, was formed through the amalgamation of the former Midland Mainline, which operated inter-city services from London to Yorkshire, and the eastern side of Central Trains operating companies.

Legally known as East Midlands Trains Limited [cite web|url=http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/emtrains/aboutus/corporateinformation.htm|title=East Midlands Trains Corporate Information|date=25 May 2008|publisher=East Midlands Trains] , the parent company of East Midlands Trains is Stagecoach Group which also owns South West Trains and 49% of the Virgin Trains franchise. [cite web|url=http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/EMTrains/AboutUs/OurFranchise/TheStagecoachGroup.htm|title=The Stagecoach Group|date=23 April 2008|publisher=East Midlands Trains]

History

Prior to the launch of the franchise, the Department for Transport undertook the task of splitting up the former routes of Central Trains: East Midlands Trains resulted from the letting of the East Midlands franchise. [cite web|url=http://www.dft.gov.uk/press/responsesandcoverage/responses/mediabriefingcentraltrainsre5822|title=Media briefing: Central Trains remapping|date=January 30 2003|publisher=Department For Transport]

East Midlands Trains began operating on the East Midlands Franchise from 11 November 2007. [cite web|url=http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/EMTrains/AboutUs/CorporateInformation.htm|title=Corporate Information|date=April 23 2008|publisher=East Midlands Trains] EMT has taken over all of the routes formerly operated by National Express Group's Midland Mainline and a few routes from Central Trains.

Routes

East Midlands Trains initially divided its services between two sub-brands: "Mainline" InterCity services, and "Connect" urban and suburban services, which mainly came from the Central Trains franchise. However, from April 2008, East Midlands Trains dropped the "Mainline" and "Connect" branding in favour of "London" and "Local" services. EMT also has four broad routes for the areas in which they operate, except for the high speed and InterCity services which are all out of London.

EMT has promised better integration between Mainline and Connect services, together with increased punctuality and becoming more user friendly. [cite web|url=http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/passenger/franchises/em|title=More services and extra capacity for the Midlands|date=22 June 2007|publisher=Department for Transport]

The proposed timetables indicate a reduction in off-peak departures at many smaller stations on London and Local routes, which has caused much concern in affected communities. Kettering for example will receive half its current northbound services from December 2008. [cite web|url=http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Train-campaign-is-backed-by.3556009.jp|title=Train campaign is backed by 1,200|date=05 December 2007|publisher=Northants Evening Telegraph]

London services

Route 1

Route 3 services link towns in the East Midlands and provide direct services to Crewe and Stoke. The Derby to Matlock service links to the Peak District.

Nottinghamshire County Council has paid for a study into increasing the line speed between Newark and Lincoln from 60mph to 90mph; they have also requested a doubling of service on the line.cite web|url=http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=134487&command=displayContent&sourceNode=134482&contentPK=20380020&folderPk=78489&pNodeId=134461|title=125mph trains to cut journey times|date=April 12 2008|publisher=Nottingham Evening Post]

Route 4

References

See also

* Central Trains
* Central Citylink
* Midland Mainline
* Stagecoach Group

External links

* [http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/ East Midlands Trains official website]
* [http://www.gnn.gov.uk/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=293828&NewsAreaID=2 Government News Network]
* [http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/passenger/franchises/emfranchise Department for Transport Stock Market Statement for East Midlands Franchise]

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years=2007 - present

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