'Leicester station 2018'
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 Kettering and Wellingborough and Bedford
East Midlands Trains class 222002 in Leicester station on the 28th May 2018
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.
Like other stations on the Midland Main Line there are next train panels giving the present time and when the next train on that platform is due.
There was a mixture of class 56s and 47s and 37s at the Rail Operations Group depot at was Leicester MPD just to north of the station on the 28th May 2018.
Huds Well no.6 in what was the old Lecester Depot 28th May 2018.
Page updated 10/3/2020