East Midlands Railway (EMR) provides a mixture of railway services across England. It includes long distance Intercity services, linking London St Pancras International with the towns and cities of the East Midlands and South Yorkshire as well as Regional services stretching from Liverpool to Norwich, encompassing the East Midlands, northern and central England.
Abellio started the EMR franchise on 18th August 2019, to run until August 2027 with a possible two-year extension at the discretion of the DfT. Upon expiry of the ERMA on 31 March 2022 a new contract duration will be determined.
Since March 2020 and the corona virus pandemic, EMR has focused on providing safe and reliable transport for those who are still travelling during this time. This includes an enhanced cleaning regime on stations, trains and workplaces to reduce the spread of corona by protecting staff and customers. In addition, EMR has introduced a number of temporary timetables in response to guidance from central Government to support the country’s response to the pandemic.
EMR is pressing ahead with its plans to replace the entire fleet with new or refurbished trains across the network, including a standard fleet for EMR Regional services and the introduction of the new bi-mode (electric and diesel) fleet in 2023, known as Aurora.
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