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Bridge strikes: EMR urges HGV drivers to know their vehicle's height after last year saw 54 crashes across its network

  • 54 vehicles struck railway bridges last year
  • Incidents risk safety of driver, staff and train customers - they can also lead to lengthy rail delays 
  • EMR has shared 2023's top 10 hit bridges in its region to help raise awareness 
  • One bridge in Mansfield has been hit 40 times in the last 10 years - roughly once every 90 days  
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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 
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Train driver strikes reminder: EMR services disrupted by latest round of industrial action

  • EMR unable to run any services on Saturday, December 2, due to industrial action by the ASLEF union
  • Intercity services on December 3 will be extremely busy due to strikes and engineering works on other routes  
  • Strikes are part of a programme of industrial action affecting 16 train companies between December 1-9
  • EMR expecting to run normal timetable on 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 December - customers should check for journey updates
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Boston railway station transformation starts as phase 1 of the redevelopment begins today, 28 November

Work is beginning on phase 1 of the transformational redevelopment at Boston Railway Station.

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Rail strikes: Customers warned of widespread significant disruption

  • EMR unable to run any services on Saturday, December 2 due to industrial action by the ASLEF union
  • Intercity services on December 3 will be extremely busy due to strikes and engineering works on other routes  
  • Strikes are part of a programme of industrial action affecting 16 train companies between December 1-9
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Real-time updates a tap away at more EMR Regional stations

  • QR codes at regional stations will provide details on next three trains 
  • Codes will be placed on stickers in waiting rooms or platforms 
  • They will appear at stations across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire 
EMR Fleet Regional - Class 170 train sitting on platform at Nottingham Station

EMR Regional services receive boost in December timetable

  • Four weekday services between Nottingham and Crewe reinstated 
  • Two new services introduced between Peterborough and Lincoln on Saturday
  • New weekday Liverpool Lime Street – Nottingham service
  • Timetable change will also include a trial of Class 170 trains on the Liverpool - Norwich route - providing more seats at times customers want  
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Art on the Move: Nottingham station set to unveil mural promoting rail safety

  • Artwork depicts famous Nottingham landmarks and highlights rail safety
  • Several organisations have collaborated to create design which will be located near the station's taxi rank 
  • Public are being invited to attend the grand unveiling on Friday, November 17, at 1pm.
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Customers invited to Derby station to learn how to use digital tickets tomorrow

  • EMR staff will be available to demonstrate how to use digital products 
  • Free event will take place at Derby station tomorrow at 10am until 3pm
  • Customers will be shown how to download the EMR app, buy digital tickets and use smartcards 
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New era for Skegness rail customers as £3.3 million station transformation begins today, 6 November

Work is beginning on phase 1 of the transformational redevelopment at Skegness Railway Station to completely reconfigure the layout of the station and improve passenger flow.

£3.3 million is being invested at Skegness railway station, funded by the Government Town Deal Fund through Connected Coast Town Deal, Network Rail and East Midlands Railway (EMR).

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Bingham railway trespass: EMR release footage of children playing on the tracks

  • Footage shows children playing on the tracks at Bingham station
  • One piece of footage shows a child retrieving one of his shoes
  • EMR is urging parents and guardians to remind children of the dangers of playing on or near the railway
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Customers urged to check before they travel ahead of Midland Main Line engineering work

  • On Saturday (21) and Sunday (22) lines between Leicester and Kettering will be closed for engineering works
  • A rail replacement bus service will be in operation both days between Kettering, Market Harborough and Leicester
  • EMR Connect services will also start and terminate at Wellingborough, rather than Kettering or Corby
  • Some EMR services in Lincolnshire may also be affected by Storm Babet