Thursday, 23 July 2009

East Midlands Trains – strike action cancelled

We understand that ASLEF, the Train Drivers Union, have now suspended planned strike action for Friday 24 and Monday 27 July 2009. East Midlands Trains will now operate normal train services on both days on all routes. For further information visit the East Midlands trains website.

See below for previous information about the strike.

Preparations are being made to provide special train services on the following routes:

  • Sheffield – Derby – Leicester – Kettering – Wellingborough – London
  • Nottingham – London
We have checked with East Midlands Trains, who confirm that any seat reservations on these services will still be honoured. If your train is not running, your ticket will still be valid on the next most convenient service.

A revised timetable for these services can be viewed here:

Replacement bus services will be provided on the following routes:

  • Worksop – Mansfield – Nottingham
  • Matlock – Derby
  • Loughborough – Leicester
  • Derby – Stoke-on-Trent
  • Nottingham – Newark – Lincoln
  • Nottingham – Grantham
  • Peterborough – Lincoln
  • Lincoln – Grimsby
Revised timetables for these services can be viewed at the following page:–Friday24JulyandMonday27July2009_.htm

Other train operators will be running on the following routes:

  • Nottingham – Sheffield – Liverpool
  • Grantham – Peterborough – Norwich
  • Stoke-on-Trent – Crewe
  • Lincoln – Doncaster
Please call the number below for information about these services.

More information

For more information on services, please call 08457 125 678.

Up to date information can also be found at the East Midlands Trains website:–Friday24JulyandMonday27July2009_.htm

You can download and print the above information, which may be useful to you when travelling, from here.


  1. Hey guys, the strike has been called off, you may want to update this to stop people like myself from having heart attacks.

  2. Thanks - yes, we've updated it now.