Latest Rail News

12.05.16

East Midlands launch new Saturday service from Matlock to Newark Castle

East Midlands Trains will run an hourly service from Matlock to Newark Castle on Saturdays from 21 May.

The TOC launched extra weekday services last May as a result of a partnership with organisations including the Department for Transport, Newark Business Club and Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire councils.

The service will call at Duffield, Belper, Ambergate, Whatstandwell, Cromford and Matlock Bath.

Sarah Turner, general manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “It’s great news that our customers travelling on the route between Matlock and Newark Castle are going to benefit from direct Saturday services for the first time.”

New services will also be introduced in Lincoln and Nottingham from Fiskerton, Carlton, Hykeham and Collingham.

Have you got a story to tell? Would you like to become an RTM columnist? If so, click here.

Comments

Jb   13/05/2016 at 18:18

Bravo! Now would East Midlands please consider a regular service from Manchester/Stockport to St Pancras via Derby, Leicester, etc.,(via Totley chord) to give us back a much missed route and improve the connectivity to these stations?

Andrew Gwilt   17/05/2016 at 20:52

East Midlands Trains could also operate a new service from Norwich to Lincoln via Peterborough.

David   19/05/2016 at 21:42

Andrew, what would be the point in that? It's an easy change at Peterborough, and trains would have to cross over the running lines.

Lesf   20/05/2016 at 12:57

Nice idea Jb (Manch-StP) but I'd rather see services Manch-Stockport-Matlock-Derby-Nottm and Manch-Stock-Matlock-Derby-Burton-Leics. Services joining 4 cities will be much more viable than the many isolated branch lines that people want to reopen.

Add your comment

 

Rail industry Focus

View all News

Comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

'the sleepers' blog

Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to in... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

Interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK, Pearson Business School, part of... more >