East Midlands Trains has unveiled its new 125mph speed signs, which it says will help reduce journey times to London from the region from next week.
The signs mean trains will be allowed to reach those speeds for the first time ever. It is part of the £70million improvement plans delivered by Network Rail and the train company.
Millions of passengers will be able to access free internet at East Midlands Trains’ stations thanks to a new investment programme.
The move is the latest stage in the train operator's plan to ensure passengers have access to wireless internet across its mainline routes, both on board trains and at stations.
The programme will be completed by spring 2014.
East Midlands Trains Poppy Appeal now stands at £16,259.52 , thank you to all who have donated.
Industrial action being taken by members of the RMT Union has been suspended.
East Midlands Trains staff had been refusing to work rest days because of a dispute over a dispute over various issues, including the scheduling of work in Nottingham.
Bosses at the train firm say they have made a new offer to workers, which will now be voted on.
East Midlands Trains (EMT) has announced celebration plans for the final week of the Nottingham re-signalling work and the re-opening of Nottingham station.
The celebrations are based on positive customer feedback from initiatives taking place throughout the work.
EMT volunteers will be handing out free macaroons to customers today. There will also be a 'mascot dance-off'.
Major engineering works are still affecting East Midlands Trains. Replacement bus services are running between Nottingham, Derby and East Midlands Parkway.
Trains are only running between East Midlands Parkway and St Pancras.
East Midlands trains are only running between East Midlands Parkway and St Pancras because of major engineering works. Replacement bus services are running from Nottingham and Derby.
The threat of strike action by workers at East Midlands Trains has been avoided, after the company won an appeal over a High Court decision not to grant them an injunction against rail union members.
It comes after claims of a breakdown in industrial relations over a number of issues, including the scheduling of work in Nottingham.
An injunction was granted by judges at the Court of Appeal, after East Midlands Trains appealed an original injunction application which was rejected last month.
From today, direct trains will be back up and running between Nottingham and Lincoln.
Services have been suspended due to major engineering work, with passengers having to use rail replacement buses instead.
Trains to Lincoln and Skegness will run until the Bank Holiday weekend, with a two day break before the network re-opens as normal on Monday 26th August.
The Rail Maritime and Transport Union has responded to East Midlands Trains' appeal to the High Court.
The rail company has appealed after losing an injunction application against the union over strike action.
Instead of wasting the court's time and their customers money with another punt on the anti union laws, East Midlands Trains should be sitting down with RMT and resolving this dispute. The issues are clear - treating their staff with fairness, dignity and respect in light of the Nottingham engineering works rather than resorting to bullying, enforcement and the ripping up of agreements and procedures.
Passengers have experienced another weekend of disruption as the industrial action remains rock solid in the teeth of misleading information from the company and EMT would rather have another run to the courts instead of reaching a solution. Any court action will be stoutly defended by RMT yet again.