East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains

May 29, 2012 13:04 ET

East Midlands Trains Confirms Travel Plans for Queen's Jubilee Weekend

- Special low-priced ticket available for trains to and from London to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

- Rail improvement work means timetable changes for some passengers

- Visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk for more information or to book tickets

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - East Midlands Trains has announced that a special discounted fare will be available for passengers wanting to join in with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London.

The special Jubilee promotional fare, which is available to buy in advance or on the day of travel, will be available for trains to and from London on Sunday 3 June, Monday 4 June and Tuesday 5 June. Prices range from just £30-£40 return (Standard Class) or £40-£50 (First Class), with the lower price range available when booking in advance.

East Midlands Trains is also reminding people planning to travel over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend to check the train timetable online. As a result of essential improvement work being carried out by Network Rail, there will be some changes to services between Saturday 2 June and Sunday 10 June:

London services

- A reduced hourly service will run from Chesterfield/Derby/Sheffield to London on all days between 2 to 10 June.

- The fast train from Sheffield, which normally departs at 27 minutes past the hour, will run as normal but will not call at Derby for the duration of the works.

- The second hourly service from Sheffield, which normally departs at either 35 or 47 minutes past the hour, will start and terminate at Derby train station for the duration of the works.

- Passengers travelling between Sheffield/Chesterfield and Derby will need to travel on the hourly service provided by CrossCountry.

Nottingham - Derby - Matlock services

- A replacement bus service will be in operation between Derby and Matlock (calling at all stations) over the Jubilee weekend (2 to 4 June). This will also be in place on 9 and 10 June.

- Train services between Derby and Nottingham train station will run as normal.

Marc Turley, Head of Commercial for East Midlands Trains, said: "We know that some people may want to travel and visit friends or relatives or even take in the atmosphere in London over the long bank holiday weekend, and our special Jubilee discounted fare will help make sure people can bag a bargain ticket.

"However, we do expect it to be a quieter than normal on our services, and working with Network Rail, we have come up with a plan to minimise any disruption to passengers whilst they carry out important track improvement work".

Network Rail is completing extensive track works through Clay Cross tunnel. Because of the constraints within the tunnel this is complex work taking several days to complete. Once the work is completed trains will be able to run through the tunnel at higher speed. In addition, Network Rail will be also be carrying out track renewals at Belper and around Belper station to maximise the benefits of the access.

Martin Frobisher, Route Managing Director for Network Rail, added: "These essential improvement works will upgrade the reliability of the infrastructure and will improve journeys for passengers. We are completing large amounts of work at the same time to minimise overall disruption to passengers. I apologise to anyone who is inconvenienced by these works; we are doing everything possible to complete them as efficiently as possible."

To check train times or to book a ticket, visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.

Notes to Editors

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East Midlands Trains

- East Midlands Trains, part of the Stagecoach Group, runs fast, frequent trains from and to London St Pancras International and key UK destinations throughout the East Midlands, including Leicester, Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

- East Midlands Trains is currently investing over £40 million to improve stations across its network and every single passenger train within its fleet.

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Stagecoach Group

- Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada. The company employs 35,000 people and operates bus, coach, rail, and tram services.

- Stagecoach is one of UK's biggest bus and coach operators. Around 2.5 million passengers travel on Stagecoach's 7,700 buses every day on a network stretching from south-west England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The company's business includes major city bus operations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge.

- Stagecoach is a major UK rail operator, running the South West Trains, Island Line and East Midlands Trains networks. It has a 49% shareholding in Virgin Rail Group, which operates the West Coast inter-city rail franchise.

- Stagecoach also operates the Sheffield tram network.

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Contact Information

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