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East Midlands Trains to resume to full timetable following train derailment

Services on East Midlands Trains to and from London St Pancras are now expected to run as normal.

Lines between Leicester and Loughborough are also expected to be re-opened following overnight closures.

Network Rail had to carry out emergency repair works following the derailment of a freight train at Barrow on Soar (between Leicester and Loughborough) on 27th December.

Train services will be unable to call at Barrow Upon Soar until later notice because further remedial work is required following the derailment of a train carrying over 1,000 tonnes of stone.

I apologise to all those who have been inconvenienced by this work and thank passengers for their continued patience. Removing the wagons safely is a complex job and this location is not easily accessible, all of which has added to the time it has taken to complete.

– Martin Frobisher, Route Managing Director for Network Rail