East Midlands Trains pensions dispute

Train services in the East Midlands face further disruption today as drivers from the union ASLEF walk out in a dispute over pensions. It's the third of six planned strikes expected to take place this month. East Midlands Trains said it plans to run more trains today than on previous strike days, but there will be a reduced service, including replacement buses.

The following information from National Rail details which services will be running:

Sheffield - Derby / Nottingham - Leicester - London St Pancras International

Derby - London St Pancras International: Hourly train service

Nottingham - Leicester (connects with Derby - London services): Hourly train service

Sheffield - London St Pancras International: Limited train service

Sheffield - Nottingham: Use Northern services

Corby - Kettering: Use Stagecoach Bus service X4]

East Midlands Trains customers with reservations for services to/from London should continue to travel on this route using East Midlands Trains services where possible, using the train closest to the booked time.

Liverpool Lime Street - Sheffield - Nottingham - Peterborough - Ely - Norwich

Liverpool - Sheffield: Use First TransPennine Express or Northern servicesSheffield - Nottingham: Use Northern servicesNottingham - Grantham: Use the East Midlands Trains servicesGrantham - Peterborough: Use East Coast servicesPeterborough - Ely: Use CrossCountry or Greater Anglia servicesEly - Norwich: Use Greater Anglia servicesEast Midlands Trains customers with reservations for services on this route should use the alternative services listed above as close to the original booked time as possible.

Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent - Derby

Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent: Use London Midland services (some East Midlands Trains replacement bus services will also run between Crewe and Stoke after 19:00, calling at all intermediate stations)

Stoke-on-Trent - Derby: Use East Midlands Trains replacement bus service, which will call at Uttoxeter only.There are no trains or replacement bus services at Peartree, Tutbury & Hatton, Blythe Bridge or Longton stations. Longport will only be served by the replacement bus services running after 19:00.

Nottingham - Grantham - Sleaford - Boston - Skegness

Nottingham - Boston: Use East Midlands Trains replacement bus services:

  • Buses from Nottingham to Boston call at Bingham, Grantham, Sleaford and Heckington

  • Buses from Grantham to Boston call at Sleaford and Heckington only.

Boston - Skegness: Use [Stagecoach bus service (Interconnect 7)]

There are no trains or replacement bus services at Netherfield, Radcliffe, Aslockton, Elton & Orston, Bottesford, Ancaster, Rauceby, Swineshead or Hubberts Bridge.

Lincoln Central - Sleaford - Spalding - Peterborough

Lincoln - Sleaford: Use East Midlands Trains replacement bus service, which calls at Metheringham and Ruskington.

Spalding - Peterborough: Use [Stagecoach Bus service 37]

Grimsby Town - Lincoln Central - Newark North Gate - Nottingham

Grimsby Town - Lincoln Central: Use [Stagecoach Bus service (Interconnect 3).

First Capital Connect will accept East Midlands Trains passengers on services where there is no direct East Midlands Trains service. For example, if travelling between Derby and Bedford passengers may travel into London and then travel on First Capital Connect between London and Bedford.Northern Rail, First TransPennine Express and Greater Anglia will accept East Midlands Trains passengers on all reasonable routes.Virgin Trains will accept East Midlands Trains passengers on all reasonable routes.