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East Midland Railway (EMR) has announced the introduction of their brand-new electric powered EMR Connect service in May 2021, the company’s first electric route.
Utilising their fleet of Class 360s, EMR will operate trains, consisting of eight carriages, every 30 minutes starting at Corby.
The service heads to London St Pancras via Kettering, Wellingborough, Bedford, Luton & Luton Airport Parkway and return.
This new service has been made possible thanks to Network Rail’s Midland Main Line Upgrade, costing £1.5 billion. Key benefits to this new service for passengers and residents living close are:
EMR Connect offers huge benefits to residents living along the route, opening new opportunities.
EMR have plans to refurbish their fleet of Class 360 units, which would further improve customer experience. Details of this planned programme will be released when finalised.
For more information on EMR Connect, please visit East Midland Railway’s website here.
Class 360 No.360 102 in East Midland Railway livery // Credit EMR
Managing Director of East Midlands Railway, Will Rogers, said: “We are delighted to be able to introduce our new all-electric EMR Connect service for our passengers travelling between Corby and London St Pancras.
“Not only will EMR Connect enable a significant reduction in carbon emissions and noise levels, it will also provide more seats, later services and more frequent journeys helping to support the communities and businesses of the region.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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