Faster train times but anger over rail ticket price hike
EAST Midlands Trains has promised faster trains between Derby and London on Sundays as part of its new timetable.
The Derby-based train operator said that journey times would be improved by up to 20 minutes on some services after working with Network Rail, the firm which maintains the rail network, to reduce the impact of engineering work on Sundays.
A minor change that affects Derby is that on weekdays and Saturdays, the 1918 service from Nottingham to Matlock, will call at Spondon.
Meanwhile, a protest is due to take place at Derby station today at ticket price increases due to be introduced next month.
Last week, East Midlands Trains confirmed that average fares would rise by 4%, which is above inflation which stands at 2.7%.
Rail unions will be handing out protest Christmas cards to commuters urging them to send the cards to their local MP.