First Class

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the safety of our customers and our colleagues has been our biggest priority and we have done everything we can to make journeys as safe as possible. This has meant some changes to our first class offering. We have reintroduced catering delivered to your seat in first class on our EMR Intercity services, available Monday to Saturday.

View the latest Coronavirus travel information here.

Travelling First Class with EMR​

Our First Class train travel offers a relaxed environment and more space to stretch out. It’s available on all our intercity services to and from London St Pancras.

Here's what's included with an EMR First Class ticket:

  • Spacious, comfortable seats, each with a table
  • Quieter carriages
  • Plug sockets for laptops and mobile devices


Our complimentary offer will be available to First Class customers Monday to Saturday. You will receive a choice of a hot breakfast roll on our morning services along with individually wrapped snacks including chocolate filled croissants, breakfast bars and biscuits. Please note the breakfast options are provided up to and including the following services: 10:00 leaving Sheffield, 10:12 leaving Nottingham, and the 10:05 leaving London St Pancras. For the rest of the day there will be a choice of a sandwich or wrap, cakes, pretzels and crisps, along with a selection of hot drinks, waters and fresh orange and apple juice. We do not offer the First-Class complimentary offer on Sundays and we do not currently offer alcohol on our First Class services.

View the First Class menu nutritional and intolerance information.

First plus parking

Look out for our First plus parking ticket. It includes First Class return travel on our services and three days’ parking at selected stations.

Seat finder

Help maintain social distancing, plan ahead and avoid busy times by using our Seat Finder to identify less busy trains.

Seat Finder