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DBY – COR East Midlands Railway – 1st Class

After my underwhelming trip from London to the Midlands with East Midlands Railway, I was looking forward to giving them another two attempts the following day. Therefore in the early afternoon of Tuesday 20th August I headed back to Derby station to take one of the rare trains that arrives into Corby from the north, 1P99, the 1627 Derby – Kettering service. After a planned arrival into Corby at 1747, I’d then have just under an hours wait until I took the 1837 Corby shuttle back down to London St. Pancras which will be covered in a later blog.

STP – DBY East Midlands Railway – 1st Class

Monday 19th August 2019 brought a clear and chilly morning as well as the first weekday trains operated by the new East Midlands Railway (EMR). EMR had begun operation just a day earlier, beginning it’s period as the operator of the East Midlands franchise having taken over from it’s predecessor East Midlands Trains. Although many branding changes had already taken place, there was very little change this early in the franchise and so the 0831 departure from St. Pancras to Sheffield was still the sole train each day that offered a full breakfast service from London.

Travel Tips

I’ve recently had a few conversations with friends who enjoy travelling and realised that there are various travel tips and tricks I am aware that others aren’t. A couple of people have encouraged me to do a blog of these various tips and so below are five of my favourite tips and tricks that I have discovered whilst travelling.