Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
'Leicester station 2021'
EMR Intercity class 222011 into at Leicester station on the 22nd September 2021
East Midlands Railway (EMR) was launched on the 19th August 2019 by Abellio as the new operator of the East Midlands franchise. Stagecoach had operated these services for 11 years under the East Midlands Trains brand till the 18th of August 2019.
EMR InterCity class 18011 at Leicester station on 22nd September 2020
EMR Intercity class 222014 into at Leicester station on the 22nd September 2021
Class 08629 at Leicester station on the 22nd September 2021
Class 08629 and class 56 and a class 58 in the Rail Operations Group depot at was Leicester MPD just to north of the station. Leicester on the 22nd September 2021.
GBRf class 66768 at Leicester station on the 22nd September 2021
GBRf class 66737 at Leicester station with Castle Cement wagons on the 22nd September 2021
The large station at Leicester is on the Midland main line from London to Sheffield. To the south of the station the line to Nuneaton and Birmingham leaves to the west. To the north at Syston junction the line to Melton Mowbray Oakham and stamford and Peterborough leves the MML to the east.
All of the Birmingham to Peterborough and then on to Ely and Cambridgeand onto Stansted Airport stop at Leicester station. How import this station is can be seen by how many passengers get on or off certain trains.
The next large station to the north are Nottingham or Derby and to the south Market Harborough Kettering and Wellingborough and Bedford
The station today is clean and does the job but it's a pity like Bedford along the line that more of the Midland station was not saved. The old signal and boxes have been replaced with colour lights and most of the sidings along the line have been removed. There is just the one main yard north of the station.
Page updated 14/10/2021
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