Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
It is now nearly seven years since Harborough Rail Users ran a successful campaign to protect our twice-hourly off-peak rail service during the franchise negotiations that saw East Midlands Trains supersede Midland Mainline. In doing so we also achieved the additional benefit of an hourly non-stop train to London as part of the off-peak service. It was an exceptional result and came about primarily from the coordinated efforts of HRU and, in turn, the local community pulling behind our campaign. It’s therefore with great interest that we read recently about the extension that has been given to several rail franchise holders – particularly the East Midlands Trains franchise, scheduled to run until April 2015 but extended to October 2017.
As a result of this we have written a letter to the Department for Transport and East Midlands Trains asking the following: