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East Midlands Railway

Passionate about gardening and wildlife conservation? Volunteer at East Midlands Parkway and Loughborough Stations

  • EMR seeking station adopters for East Midlands Parkway and Loughborough Station
  • Volunteers especially needed with interest in gardening and wildlife conservation
Virtual tours - Wellingborough

Accessible Journey Planning: EMR unveils more virtual tours of stations

  • New virtual tours created for Corby, Wellingborough, Long Eaton, Loughborough, Chesterfield, Market Harborough and East Midlands Parkway
  • The tours allow customers to plan their journey through stations 
  • Customers able to explore public areas including toilets, platforms, car parks and drop-off locations
  • Project informed by EMR's Accessibility Panel
IWD

EMR celebrate International Women's Day by running special all female service

  • EMR operated special all female service to mark International Women's Day 
  • Member's from EMR’s Women’s Employee Network all joined the service to help promote the day 
  • Customers were given special cupcakes and free Margo plush toy 
  • Event aimed to raise awareness about opportunities for females in the rail industry 
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Reminder: Hope Valley Upgrade works to affect EMR Regional and Intercity routes for nine days

  • Hope Valley Upgrade will affect EMR regional and intercity services for nine days from Saturday, March 16
  • Service between Sheffield and Manchester and between Sheffield / Derby and London St Pancras affected 
  • Rail replacement buses will operate between Sheffield and Stockport on regional route  
  • EMR's Sheffield / Derby – London St Pancras route will have an increased journey time by up to 20 minutes
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Save up to 34% when you travel together: EMR expand GroupSave ticket to Barton Line

  • EMR introduce new Groupsave ticket to Barton Line 
  • Customers can save up to 34% off adult ticket price when they travel in a group 
  • Children can travel for as little as £1 each as part of ticket offer 
  • Great way to see different attractions on the line 
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Derby Zone 1 Car Park and Railway Terrace: Intermittent closures in March to allow access for road improvements

  • Zone 1 Car Park and Railway Terrace will be closed intermittently during March 
  • On days of closure, customers can use Zone 2 and Zone 3 Car Parks 
  • Buses serving the station will be diverted and use different stops 
  • Customers urged to check website and allow extra time to make journey 
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EMR's new intercity fleet: First reveal of Aurora's interiors

  • EMR unveil first glimpse of new Aurora interiors
  • Video explores features customers will enjoy when fleet enters into service 
  • Designers, suppliers and EMR staff provide insight into the process of creating comfortable and practical interiors 
CL222 Seat Refurb 2

Intercity seat refurbishment: More than 1,200 seats completed

  • Three million pound project which will see more than 5,400 seats refurbished is progressing well 
  • The project will deliver a great improvement for EMR customers
  • 25 of the 27 trains now include carriages with new seat covers and padding 
  • Refreshes fleet for its life after the Midland Main Line
Apprentice of the Year 2024 New - Azzieria and Keith Roberts, Depot Manager

EMR's Apprentice of the Year: Nottingham engineer scoops award

  • EMR's Apprentice of the Year announced 
  • Judges praised winner's commitment to always help customers
  • Winner urges others to apply to become apprentices 
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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  
Sign Solutions

EMR launches British Sign Language service to help deaf customers

  • Deaf customers will be able to get support by accessing British Sign Language service 
  • Service will allow customers to get information about their journey and answer any questions during disruption 
Services By Strike

Rail strikes: Customers warned of significant disruption

  • EMR unable to run any services on Saturday, February 3 due to industrial action by the ASLEF union
  • Strikes are part of a programme of industrial action affecting 18 train companies between Monday, 29 January and Tuesday, 6 February.
  • Sunday, 4 February no EMR Connect services will operate and engineering works will affect some EMR Regional and Intercity routes