Our InterCity fleet is made up of 222s
We operate a fast, frequent service between London and key East Midlands destinations including Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and East Midlands Parkway.
We run five fast trains an hour to and from London St Pancras, with a journey time to Sheffield of just over two hours.
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Formed of four, five or seven coaches and sometimes coupled together to give longer trains, our Meridian (Class 222s) trains operate the majority of our long-distance services on the Midland Mainline.
Step onboard our InterCity Trains
Passengers on the services can expect:
- Free WiFi in First & Second class
- Food & drink trolley service
- Seat reservations
- Comfy seats with tables
- Space for luggage
- CCTV on all services
As part of our commitment to sustainability, EMR is committed to making it as easy as possible for you to take your bike on our train services. The majority of our fleet has ample space for bikes. We strongly advise that you pre-book your bike space before you travel to avoid disappointment. Bike spaces must be booked before the day you travel – they can’t be reserved on the day.
Introducing our InterCity livery
Introducing a splash of Aubergine to our InterCity (222) fleet. Take a look at the interim livery being rolled out on the Midland Mainline.
Accessibility of our trains
Seven/Five/Four Coach Meridians
Compliant with PRM-TSI.
|Number of units||27|
|On train staff to provide assistance||Yes|
|Scooter/mobility aid acceptance||Yes|
|Baby change facilities||Yes|
Coming soon - Aurora InterCity trains
The new state of the art Aurora train fleet is financed by Rock Rail East Midlands and will be built by Hitachi Rail UK in County Durham. They can run using electric overhead lines wherever possible, taking advantage of the £1.5 billion Midland Main Line Upgrade and will replace the diesel train fleet.
As a result, they are quieter and greener, meaning lower carbon emissions and a better environment for passengers, stations and communities along the route. Passengers will also see major improvements, including more seats and fresh, modern interiors alongside air conditioning, free WiFi, plug sockets and better passenger information screens.
For the third consecutive year, our Meridian fleet won the gold award for the best performing First Generation New Intercity Fleet at the 2020 Golden Spanner Awards!
See the rest of our fleet
Take a look at the Class 158 and 170 fleets that operate our Regional services.
Take a look at our Class 360 fleet that operates our Connect service.