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125mph speed signs to help reduce train time to London

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.

One of the new signs is put up Credit: Stagecoach Group

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.

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Free internet at East Midlands Trains' stations

Millions of passengers will be able to access free internet at East Midlands Trains’ stations thanks to a new investment programme.

East Midlands Train train near Derby train station Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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 staff suspend industrial action

Members of the RMT Union had been refusing to work any rest days as part of the industrial action Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Celebrations for re-opening of Nottingham station

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.

East Midlands trains Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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'.

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Strike at EMT avoided as injunction is granted

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.

East Midlands Trains have successfully appealed for an injunction Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

Train services between Nottingham and Lincoln resume

Services had been suspended because of upgrade work in Nottingham Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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