THESE BIG CUTS TO SERVICES WILL HACK OFF COMMUTERS…
The region’s rail operator has said it is reducing its regional services from today (June 19).
East Midlands Railway (EMR) has made the cuts after claiming the timetable introduced last month, was “not performing as well as we, or our customers, expect”.
They said on their website this had led to “short notice cancellations and difficult journeys” and new changes meant it could “fix underlying issues”.
The company apologised for the disruption and inconvenience caused.
Changes include 12 fewer weekday services on the Liverpool to Nottingham line, 13 fewer on the Newark to Derby route and 18 fewer between Newark and Lincoln.
EMR said the reduced timetable only affects EMR Regional, with EMR Intercity and EMR Connect services to and from London unaffected.
EMR said it was working on the “detailed reasons” for the problems including late delivery of trains, Covid absences and “complexities” with services in Nottingham.