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Introducing East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains service is a high-speed train route that runs from London St Pancras, linking Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Luton together on one express rail line with the capital. East Midlands also provide regional routes across Yorkshire and Lancashire, providing commuter routes between the Midland cities.

East Midlands Trains timetables, ticket fares, and service updates can be found in our journey planner. Find more information on destinations on the rail network and how to get cheap train tickets when booking your journey in advance.

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Peak Hour

Peak Hours

All trains that depart before 09:30 am and between 16:29 and 18:57 pm leaving London.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 03457 125 678

Twitter Customer Help: @EMTrains

Cycle Policy

Cycle Policy

2 bikes are guaranteed per train, with a reservation being required.



Wifi is free for First Class passengers, but a charge for standard class customers.

First Class

First Class

First Class is available on all First Class trains.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Contact Customer Services on 0347 125678 for more assistance.

London St Pancras to Sheffield

The primary East Midlands service into London is the St Pancras line from Sheffield. Using high-speed trains, this train route takes 2 hours, rapidly reducing the commuter time and making it much easier for passengers to get into London for work or leisure from Yorkshire. Trains from Sheffield run twice an hour during peak and off-peak times, making it flexible and easier to schedule should you be planning connection routes for your journey. The Sheffield line calls at stations such as Derby and Leicester, before continuing nonstop into St Pancras. With First Class available on this service, along with all over high-speed routes into London, it is ideal for those looking to start their day out in London in more comfort or perfect to get some extra work done before you get into the office.

If you are planning a day out in London, there are a number of sights and attractions to see during your visit. The Tower of London is a very popular hotspot, transporting visitors back in time to see how medieval prisoners were treated, see the famous Beefeaters or catch a glimpse of the Crown Jewels. River cruises along the Thames is another idea to see the city from a different point of view, giving you a unique angle on the Houses of Parliament and London Eye without the obstruction of tourists.


Discover where East Midlands Trains can take you


Trains to London

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Trains to Nottingham


Trains to Derby


Trains to Leeds

Robin Hood in Nottingham

East Midlands Routes

East Midlands train routes from St Pancras serve not only Sheffield but other important cities to the east of Birmingham. Nottingham, Derby, and Luton are all served on different train lines, with Luton Airport also a station on the Corby route. During off-peak hours, these train journeys run once an hour, so advance booking for these routes are advised, which will also result in cheap train tickets. Regional East Midlands services also run through Derby, Nottingham, and Sheffield, bringing in passengers from towns across the peak district, with journeys going onwards to Crewe, Liverpool Lime Street and Doncaster.

About East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains have run the franchise since 2007, with owners Stagecoach making several improvements to the line since taking over. Stations such as Corby and East Midlands Parkway have been opened to increase routes and destinations. They are also developing a smart card travel initiative on all routes out of London, to make travel easier or more simple for passengers.


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