Temporary changes to EMR Regional services due to industrial action.

As a result of strike action being taken by Senior Conductors who are members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) there will be a small number of cancellations to EMR Regional services.

The RMT has announced further days of strikes. These changes will only affect services on the following dates:

Sunday 18th and 25th July
Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th August

As a result of the extremely disappointing decision taken by the RMT to extend their strike action throughout the summer, it has been necessary to make further changes to EMR Regional Sunday service as outlined below.

These changes are effective from Sunday 18th July and will remain in place until further notice.

We understand this is immensely frustrating and comes as the country is reopening from the Covid pandemic and customers are returning to travel. EMR's full response to the announcement of strike action is available here: EMR response to RMT strike action May 2021

⚠️Our contingency arrangements mean we are still able to run a significant proportion of our EMR Regional routes and services. EMR Intercity and EMR Connect services are not affected, Below, is a list of 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.

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.