Wednesday 20 January 2021
Midland MainlineMidland Main Line
Original contract for this first-generation franchise was ten years (original expiry 2006). This was extended by two years on 10 August 2000 in return for further investment worth £238m, derived by diverting premiums which would otherwise have been payable to the Strategic Rail Authority. In the event, this franchise was replaced by East Midlands Trains in November 2007.
28 November 1996
11 November 2007
National Express Group plc
Midland Mainline Ltd
Long distance and regional services. London (St Pancras)-Leicester-Derby/Nottingham/Lincoln/Sheffield/York/Scarborough.
Intercity Midland Main Line TOU (British Railways Board)
was replaced by
East Midlands Trains