Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
Though the next franchise is not due to start until 19th August 2019, the previous East Midlands Trains (EMT) contract was due to expire on 2nd March! Accordingly, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Stagecoach Group have agreed a direct award extension for EMT to cover the interim period. The next franchise operator is due to be announced by the DfT in April. However, if there is any delay, the direct award has an option in it for further extension for up to six 'reporting periods' of four weeks each, i.e. 24 weeks, to February 2020. The direct award includes:
The East Midlands Trains branding as applied to the side of an HST.