Luggage & Pets


We are happy to carry dogs, cats, birds and other small, domestic animals on board East Midlands Trains services free of charge.

These are limited to a maximum of two per passenger and they must be kept within an enclosed carrier at all times. Dogs do not have to be contained as long as they are kept on a lead. Please make sure that your dog or container does not occupy a seat.


You are welcome to bring three items of luggage with you on board our trains.

This can include two larger items, such as rucksacks or suitcases, and one smaller bag, such as a briefcase. Please ensure that your larger items are safely stowed in the luggage racks and do not obstruct the aisles.

If you have more luggage or larger items with you (such as skis), you may be required to pay a charge. Unfortunately, due to size and space practicalities on our trains, oversized items (such as surf boards or large musical instruments) cannot be carried on board with you and you will need to make alternative arrangements to transport them to your destination.

East Midlands Trains customers are eligible to receive a 15% discount on luggage delivery service, Carry My Luggage.  To find out more click here.