Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
Major engineering work usually takes place on a Sunday, with train services replaced where necessary by buses. The improvements to the line including preparations for electrification have meant Sunday closures through Market Harborough and this is likely to continue from time to time over the next few years. However, on recent occasions, the first northbound bus from Market Harborough did not arrive in Leicester until 12:24, missing the first five northbound train departures!
This is both a poor service and a missed business opportunity. Following representations made to East Midlands Trains, they have undertaken to look into improving rail-replacement services between Bedford and stations to Leicester on Sundays in future so as to connect into the first northbound train at 10:20*. We are grateful to EMT for this.
* The 1020 from Leicester goes to York, arriving at 12:15 and returning at 17:50 to arrive in Leicester at 19:55. A good opportunity for a day out!