East Midlands

Seating Options

You’ll find traveling Standard Class on the East Midlands trains an authentic, friendly and well-organized operation. It’s similar to the efficiencies you’d find in coach class on an airline, but without the restricted movement or limitations. You will still have a numbered seat to make finding your way that much simpler. And a member of the on-board staff will also happily assist you should you need it. Plus, you’ll find the train and Standard Class a cost-effective way to make your money go further, perhaps literally.

So why not have the kind of experience you came to England to have? An truly English one.

Duo Seats

Aisle and window seats next to each other with pull-down tables.

Club 4 Seat

Four seats facing each other across a table.

Meals & Concessions

You’re hungry for a vacation. You’re hungry for connection. You’re hungry for an authentic experience. But who wants to be just hungry? That’s why every East Midlands train offers an at-seat trolley service on selected routes with a wide range of yummy treats and sweet temptations. As well as sandwiches and light snacks to keep you content and peaceful. The trolley even has wines, beers, and spirits for purchase if you’d prefer to relax with a soothing nip. Of course, like the wine, you do have to be the right vintage to buy it.

On Board Services

Meridian services, which run from Sheffield, Derby, Chesterfield, Corby, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough and Wellingborough to London, come equipped with power outlets throughout the train. It’s an ideal way to travel in comfort, with the chance to recharge your laptop, phone, or iPod. And any one of them might be just what you need to recharge yourself as well.

Services at the station

No one likes waiting in line. That’s why we’ve made it avoidable. With your print at station ticket, you can head directly to the ticketing kiosk, print your ticket and board your train. No lines. No waiting. No worries.

Free WiFi is available throughout the concourses, platforms and other public areas at the following stations: Alfreton, Boston, Chesterfield, Derby, Hinckley, Long Eaton, Melton Mowbray, Narborough, Sheffield, Skegness and Sleaford.