Temporary changes to EMR services due to industrial action.

As a result of further strike action being taken by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) there will be changes to EMR Sunday services from Sunday 8th August, until further notice.

This is in addition to the strikes which have affected EMR Regional services since May and means EMR Regional, EMR Intercity and EMR Connect will all be operating a reduced timetable on the following days.

Regional, Intercity and Connect routes affected.
Sunday 26th September
Sunday 3rd, 10th October

Intercity and Connect routes affected only.
Sunday 17th, 24th, 31st October
Sunday 7th, 14th, 21st November

This is an extremely disappointing decision taken by the RMT and we appreciate this is immensely frustrating for customers – particularly as Covid restrictions ease and the country reopens.

You can view EMR's full response to the strikes affecting EMR Regional services here
You can view EMR's full response to the strikes affecting EMR Connect and EMR Intercity services here. 

⚠️Our contingency arrangements mean we are still able to run a significant proportion of our routes and services. To help you plan your journey – we have broken down the changes by line of route.

If your line of route or normal service is not included in this list, then it is not affected and will run as scheduled.

Intercity services will be reduced to one train per hour to Nottingham and one train per hour to Sheffield, but these services will be lengthened to provide extra seating capacity for customers wherever possible. Some trains will be unable to call at Long Eaton on affected days.

Engineering work frequently takes place on Sundays on the Intercity route therefore each week we will publish a downloadable timetable here.

You can also check for engineering work here.

There will be a limited impact on EMR connect services, we are planning to run roughly 80% of normal Sunday services, and will look to lengthen these services and provide more seats wherever possible. From 1230 one train per hour will run between Corby and London St Pancras instead of the usual two.

Engineering work frequently takes place on Sundays on the Connect route therefore each week we will publish a downloadable timetable here. You can also check for engineering work here.

Our Matlock to Nottingham services will run between Matlock and Derby only. There will be no EMR service between Derby and Nottingham however your ticket will be accepted on board CrossCountry services between these stations.

Download Timetable here

Train services on this route will not run on strike days. A rail replacement bus service will operate on this route between Derby and Crewe. You may also use other operator's services between Stoke on Trent and Crewe.

Download the Rail Replacement Bus Timetable here

In addition to the replacement bus services above, you can also use your ticket with other train operators as follows:

Derby - Tamworth - Crewe (Your ticket will be accepted on board CrossCountry and London North Western trains on this route)

1932 Lincoln to Nottingham will not run. All other services will continue to run as normal.

A rail replacement bus service will run in place of the cancelled train. Please be aware that timings will be slightly different to that of the train. You can check your full journey online here.

0903 Grantham to Nottingham will not run. All other services will continue to run as normal.

A rail replacement bus service will run in place of the cancelled train. Please be aware that timings will be slightly different to that of the train. You can check your full journey online here.

The following services will not run on this route:

1140 Newark North Gate to Lincoln
1945 Newark North Gate to Lincoln
1106 Lincoln to Newark North Gate
1915 Lincoln to Newark North Gate

For all services listed above, a rail replacement bus service will run in place of the cancelled train. Please be aware that timings will be slightly different to that of the train. You can check your full journey online here.

The following services will not run on this route:

0912 Nottingham to Mansfield Woodhouse
1912 Nottingham to Mansfield Woodhouse
0956 Mansfield Woodhouse to Nottingham

For all services listed above, a rail replacement bus service will run in place of the cancelled train. Please be aware that timings will be slightly different to that of the train. You can check your full journey online here.

Our Liverpool - Norwich services will run between Sheffield and Grantham only on strike days. You will be able to use your ticket on board other operator's services between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield and between Grantham and Norwich.

LNER, who run the trains between Grantham and Peterborough have a 'reservation only' policy in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It's super easy to book a reservation up to 5 minutes before the train departs here.