Our Network & Route Map

Our Network & Route Map

Where our trains go to

We operate two types of services; long distance services to and from London St Pancras and our regional services. Our regional services link the towns and cities of the East Midlands, plus Central and Northern England – from Skegness, Norwich and Peterborough in the East, to Manchester and Liverpool in the West.  Find out more about where our network can take you with our Route Map below:

View our Route Map

More information on where our network serves can be found below, including information on our London services, regional services and connections to Europe as well as airports:

London Services

With five fast trains to and from London St Pancras every hour, we offers great connections between London and key destinations throughout the East Midlands, including trains to Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands Parkway and Leicester. Trains to London are fast and frequent. Sheffield to London services take from just 2 hours 7 minutes. All London services are refurbished and have First Class carriages, where we offer complimentary refreshments and at-seat dining during the week. WiFi is available on all services to and from London, free for First Class passengers and from only £4 in Standard Class. 

See how fast you could travel to London below:

To London St Pancras Journey Time
Sheffield 2hr 1min
Chesterfield 1hr 49min
Derby 1hr 29min
Nottingham 1hr 42min
East Midlands Parkway 1hr 24min
Loughborough 1hr 17min
Leicester 1hr 6min

Fastest journey time between 0900 and 1700, Monday to Friday.

Regional Services

Our regional services operate between:

  • Liverpool to Norwich via Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Grantham, Peterborough and Ely
  • Matlock to Derby and Nottingham
  • Nottingham to Worksop via Mansfield
  • Derby to Crewe via Stoke-On-Trent
  • Peterborough to Doncaster via Lincoln
  • Nottingham to Skegness via Grantham
  • Cleethorpes to Leicester via Lincoln and Nottingham

See further information on our regional routes

Connections to Europe

Travelling to Europe via train is simple when you travel with East Midlands Trains.  Simply board one of our many services to London St Pancras and once you arrive at the station, you will be just steps away from the Eurostar Check In Desk. Plus, with our early trains from Leicester, as well as Wellingborough and Kettering, you can now arrive by train to London St Pancras in time to catch the first Eurostar of the day.

If you're looking to continue your journey by rail once you arrive in London, make sure to take a look at our partners, Trainseurope who offer train tickets for destinations such as Europe, USA, Canada and more, or visit Interail where you can purchase European rail passes for the duration of your trip.

Find out more about trains to and around Europe

Trains to the Airport

If you are travelling via plane we have connections to three UK airports including, East Midlands Parkway for East Midlands Airport, Liverpool South Parkway for John Lennon Airport, and Luton Airport Parkway.

Find out more about travelling to the airport via train

Penalty Fares

We operate a Penalty Fare scheme across the network, this means that anyone travelling without a valid ticket is likely to face a charge. To avoid a penalty fare, we advise you to buy your tickets before travelling, as many stations now fall within the penalty fare zone, meaning tickets cannot be bought on board the train.

Find out more on Penalty Fares