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Rail: Severe disruption to Nottingham services on Saturday due to strike action and engineering works

East Midlands Railway (EMR) will run a reduced level of service on  Saturday 18 March due to industrial action by members of the RMT Union.

EMR services (full details below) will only operate between 0730 and 1830 and customers are asked to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary.

If customers need to travel, they are asked to plan ahead and leave extra time for their journey.

On Saturday, 18 March, Network Rail is undertaking vital engineering works between Leicester and Kettering, closing all lines. This will mean a reduced Intercity train service will operate between Nottingham and Leicester, and Sheffield and Leicester.

Between London St Pancras International and Kettering, a reduced Intercity train service will operate. A rail replacement bus service will run between Leicester and Kettering, also serving Market Harborough.

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In addition to the above, also on Saturday, a reduced EMR Connect service will operate between Corby and London St Pancras International.

EMR will also be operating a full service between Nottingham, Derby and Uttoxeter to enable customers to travel to and from Uttoxeter for the Midlands Grand National, operating until 23:30 on Saturday.

Strike action will affect other routes across the country. Customers are advised to check their full journey before travelling.

Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said: “We are advising customers to plan ahead and only travel by rail if absolutely necessary on days affected by industrial action. Customers are also strongly advised to check when the time of their last train is before setting off and understand how the strike action affects their whole journey – especially taking into consideration the added impact of engineering works on Saturday.”

Affected services

 

Saturday, 18 March

EMR services will operate between 0730 and 1830 only.

EMR Intercity

One Train Per Hour between Nottingham and Leicester
One Train Per Hour between Sheffield and Leicester
One Train per Hour between Kettering and London St Pancras

EMR Connect

One Train Per Hour between Corby and London St Pancras

EMR Regional

One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
One Train per Hour between Nottingham – Uttoxeter
One Train per Hour between Sheffield and Nottingham
One Train per Hour between Leicester and Lincoln
One Train per Hour between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham
One Train per Hour between Grantham and Nottingham

EMR will also be operating a full service between Nottingham and Uttoxeter to enable customers to travel to / from Uttoxeter for the Midlands Grand National, operating until 2330.

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