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East Midlands Trains returns to normal service on Christmas Eve

East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains

Train users from Harborough are being advised that normal service has resumed today (Christmas Eve) following the severe weather.

Customers who were unable to travel yesterday (Monday) can now use their tickets to travel today, trains bosses announced this morning.

East Midlands Trains issued a press release at 7am this morning saying it will be running its normal planned timetable today, helping passengers get home in time for the Christmas break.

Following the heavy rain and high winds over the last 24 hours which have affected many train operators, East Midlands Trains and Network Rail employees have been clearing debris from the track and stations, repairing damage and carrying out route testing to ensure a full service can run today.

Passengers who were unable to travel yesterday can use their ticket to travel on any East Midlands Trains service today. Normal ticket restrictions will apply on tickets for today.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Trains said: “We would like to thank passengers for their patience in some challenging circumstances.

“As a result of a great team effort by our own staff and the Network Rail team, we have been able to get all of our lines re-opened in time for this morning.

“Our priority now is to ensure that we can get everybody home in time to enjoy Christmas. We will have extra staff on hand throughout the day to assist passengers wherever possible in their journey home.”

As per the published Christmas timetable, services will finish earlier than normal today.

Passengers are strongly advised to check their train times before travel either by visiting www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk or on Twitter @EMTrains.

Story by Alex Blackwell

Follow Alex on Twitter, @BlackwellHarb.

 

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