Customers urged to double check timings of EMR Christmas services

  • Customers urged to double check their journey details over the festive period
  • Some services will finish early and start later than normal - including on Christmas Eve
  • As usual, no services will run on Christmas Day or Boxing Day 

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is urging customers to double check their journey details when they plan their trips over the festive period. 

As normal, EMR will not run any services on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. While on other days around Christmas and New Year there will be changes to the time of the start and end of services - with some final services of the day stopping a lot earlier than normal. 

Dave Meredith, Customer Services Director at East Midlands Railway, said: "We look forward to welcoming customers over the festive period as they use our services to visit family and friends.

"Any customers planning to travel with us over this period are advised to double check the timings of services. There are a number of changes to start up and finish times, plus other amendments to the normal timetable on some days."   

A full list of timetables can be found on EMR's website here: Christmas and New Year travel advice | EMR (

Festive services and New Year services:

Christmas Eve

Our services will stop running earlier than normal. Please check the last trains before you travel.

Christmas Day

No services.  

Boxing Day

No services.

Wednesday, December 27

Owing to planned engineered works, an amended timetable will be in place, with longer journey times and earlier/later trains. Trains will not call at Market Harborough and rail replacement buses will run between Leicester, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Market Harborough all day. Please check your journey before travel.

Thursday 28 - Saturday, December 30

We expect to run a normal timetable.

New Year's Eve 

Liverpool to Norwich trains will start/terminate at Sheffield on New Year's Eve. Rail replacement buses will run between Sheffield and Stockport.

New Year's Day

Trains will start up later in the morning.

From Monday 1 - Thursday, January 4 only:

20:49 Doncaster - Peterborough train will terminate at Sleaford at 22:07. A rail replacement bus service will run between Sleaford and Peterborough.

23:11 Peterborough to Lincoln train will not run. A rail replacement bus service will run.

From Monday 1 - Friday, January 5

Some late evening London to Corby trains will terminate at Kettering. Some trains will run earlier. Early morning Corby to London trains will start from Kettering. Connecting buses will run between Kettering and Corby.


Contact Information

James Coxon

Media Relations Manager

East Midlands Railway

07919 217917