The Paralympian, Richard Whitehead, was at the launch of new, faster train services between Nottingham/Derby and London.
Almost 160 miles of track have been upgraded after a £70m investment programme and the average journey time will be reduced by five minutes.
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Showers gradually fading away this evening, leaving a largely dry, clear and chilly night, with some patchy fog and frost forming.
Showers soon dying out this evening to give a dry night with some long clear spells and light winds.