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East Midlands Trains has announced plans to run more seats and extra services for Olympic spectators travelling to London over the next 2 weeks.
The train operator will be providing an additional 1,000 seats over and above its normal weekend service on each day on Saturday 4 and 11 August and Sunday 5 and 12 August, to meet the extra demand for people travelling to the Games. These extra train services also offer maximum flexibility as customers with pre-booked Games train tickets will be able to travel on one of these alternative train services on the same day.
David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: "This is a very exciting time for the country and we are committed to doing everything we can to make sure people can enjoy all the excitement of the Games.
"We already had plans in place to deliver over 60,000 additional seats throughout the Games by providing longer and later trains for passengers returning home from London. However, we’ve now gone one step further and are pleased to announce we will be providing even more seats for passengers travelling over the coming weekends.”
Following news that the planned ASLEF drivers strikes have been called off, East Midlands Trains will be running its full service throughout the rest of the Games.
Details of the additional services to run on Saturday 4, Saturday 11, Sunday 5 and Sunday 12 August are detailed below:
Saturday 4 and 11 August
The following services will operate with more carriages to help provide additional capacity:
0708 Lincoln to London
0702 Derby to London
0818 Derby to London
0925 London to Sheffield
1025 London to Sheffield
1030 London to Nottingham
Extra train services will run as follows:
Sunday 5 and 12 August
0714 Derby to London
0745 Derby to London
1345 London to Derby