Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
'Leicester station 2020'
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 High Speed Train power car 43054 car in Leicester station on 6th February 2020.
Note that the East Midlands Trains out line is still in the blue paint.
EMR Intercity class 222104 into platform 4 at Leicester station on 6th February 2020 in the new purple/maroon colours.
East Midlands Railway (EMR) had been 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 Regional class 156415 in platform 4b at Leicester station on 6th February 2020
EMR InterCity class 222009 into platform 3 at Leicester station on 6th February 2020
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 10/3/2020
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