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East Midlands Railway has announced that they have opened up a consultation on the train service changes taking effect from December 2020.
Major changes are planned for East Midlands Railway services from December 2020. This includes thousands of extra seats and quicker journeys to and from London St Pancras International.
The consultation runs for 12 weeks and closes 14th February 2020
The public consultation into the train operators December 2020 timetable is now open to passengers, businesses, stakeholders and local communities across the East Midlands route.
The changes also include the segregation of services between EMR Intercity and the introduction of a new service, EMR Electrics, which will run between Corby and London St Pancras International.
These changes will provide:
There are further timetable improvements proposed which are a step towards a more substantial improvement for EMR Regional services in December 2021.
The consultation document and survey for responses are available online at http://www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/december2020
What did the officials say?
Julian Edwards, Managing Director, East Midlands Railway, said:
“Our proposals for the December 2020 timetable would deliver a step change in capacity, improve journey times and introduce a simpler and more consistent timetable.
“Although some of the changes, such as the introduction of electric services between London and Corby, are a requirement of our franchise there is still the opportunity to fine tune and improve our plans.
“We know how important a reliable and punctual railway is for the towns and cities we serve. December 2020 is a vitally important part of our promise to deliver more seats, more services and better journeys for our customers and we look forward to your feedback.”
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