Connect

Introducing EMR Connect - our first electric train service

EMR Connect provides a frequent and convenient service between Corby and London St Pancras International.

Services run in both directions every 30 minutes, calling at Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Bedford, Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London.

EMR Connect is operated by Class 360 electric trains. As they replace diesel-powered trains on this route, they are reducing carbon emissions by 77% and are quieter for those who live and work near the railway. The Class 360 fleet is comprised of 21 four carriage trains which can be joined together and run as 4, 8 or 12 carriage trains.

View the latest timetables on our EMR Connect service.

The introduction of EMR Connect allows EMR to introduce an additional train every hour to and from London, providing thousands of additional seats and providing quicker journeys on longer distance EMR Intercity services. The introduction of the electric services has been made possible by the £1.5 billion Midland Main Line Upgrade, delivered by Network Rail. This involves the installation of a new track between Kettering and Corby and the installation of overhead electric lines between Bedford and Corby. Read more about EMR Connect.

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Step onboard our Connect Trains

Passengers on the service can expect:

  • Free WiFi
  • More seats for passengers
  • Enhanced CCTV

Introducing our new 360 trains on their test runs

Watch as we reach another milestone in bringing our new all electric trains to our network with a staff test run between Luton Airport and Flitwick.

Accessibility of our trains

Compliant with PRM-TSI.

Number of units 21
On train staff to provide assistance Yes
Routes operated

​​Corby to London St Pancras

Boarding ramp Yes
Wheelchair space Yes
Scooter/mobility aid acceptance Yes
Wheelchair-accessible toilet Yes
Standard toilet Yes
Aural information Yes
Visual information Yes
Priority seating Yes
WiFi Yes
Baby change facilities Yes

Class 360’s

The trains which will operate our Connect service are known as Class 360’s. These trains are a vital part of our plan to run services with a smaller carbon footprint. As a result, they are quieter and kinder to the environment.

We had hoped to refurbish a number of these trains before they entered service. However, as a result of delays caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, that has unfortunately not been possible. We are fully committed to refurbish these trains as swiftly as possible and will share more information on this programme soon.

Find out more about the introduction of our Class 360 fleet.

Class 360 train

See the rest of our fleet

Intercity

Find out about the 222s and 180’s that operate our Intercity route.

Find out more about our Intercity route

Regional

Find out about the 170s, 158s and 156s that operate our Regional route.

Find out more about our Regional route