Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
In May 2016, East Midlands Trains invited us to contribute to the consultation on the timetable from December 2016.
We responded by restating our aspirations for the timetable, especially regarding the gap in the evening peak service from London and the need for a later last southbound train and an earlier first train arrival in Nottingham on weekdays. We also called for an earlier northbound train on Sundays and better connections with other services at interchange stations.
In a liaison meeting with EMT in August 2015 we called for handrails to be fitted to the steps up from Rockingham Road to the station forecourt. There was no evidence that these steps ever had handrails despite having been there presumably since the present station was first built. It is pleasing to see that sturdy new metal handrails have been installed on both sides of the steps. They are painted bright orange so as to be clearly visible for those who need them. Our thanks to EMT for bringing about this important improvement.