EMR to reinstate weekday peak calls between Matlock and Nottingham

Thursday, 24 November 2022

  • Operator to reintroduce Matlock-Nottingham peak services on weekdays
  • A later service in-between Sheffield and Belper also to be introduced
  • EMR also retiming two services to help Lincolnshire schoolchildren

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is to reinstate weekday peak calls between Matlock and Nottingham in its December timetable change next month.

The changes, which will come into force on Sunday 11, December, will see 12 extra journeys - six each way - in the morning and evening peak between Nottingham and Matlock.

The extra services will operate in both directions, calling at all stations on the route, and as a result EMR will be reinstating hourly peak time services at Spondon and Attenborough.

Other changes in the timetable include the retiming of the 07:42 Newark Northgate – Lincoln service. It will now run five minutes earlier, and the 08:22 Lincoln – Peterborough - which will run 12 minutes earlier. These services have been changed to ​provide better opportunities for pupils travelling to schools on these routes.

EMR has also provided a later service for people who travel directly between Sheffield and Belper in the week - moving the call at Belper from the current 21:56 Sheffield – Derby service and instead including it in the 22:29 Sheffield – Derby service.

The timetable also includes minor re-timings and removal of some non-standard calls on Liverpool – Norwich services West of Sheffield. These changes are required to support the planned major industry timetable change in the Manchester area.

Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said: "We understand the appetite for direct services between Matlock and Nottingham and appreciate how valuable they are for the communities and business on the route.

"That is why we are pleased to be able to offer this increase in services as part of our December timetable."

New services in December timetable

Nottingham – Matlock

Depart: 0653 Arrive: 0807
Depart: 0753 Arrive: 0908
Depart: 0854 Arrive: 1007
Depart: 1554 Arrive: 1706
Depart: 1654 Arrive: 1806
Depart: 1754 Arrive: 1856

Matlock - Nottingham

Depart: 0617 Arrive: 0722
Depart: 0712 Arrive: 0815
Depart: 0813 Arrive: 0922
Depart: 1515 Arrive: 1618
Depart: 1615 Arrive: 1723
Depart: 1713 Arrive: 1817

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