Stagecoach has operated the East Midlands Trains franchise since November 2007. The franchise includes a majority of domestic train services running to and from London St. Pancras and was intended to conclude in March 2015. With a number of extensions to the franchise having been directly awarded to Stagecoach by the Department for Transport, it is now due to end in August 2019. Stagecoach also operates the InterCity West Coast (Virgin Trains) and InterCity East Coast (Virgin Trains East Coast) franchises in joint ventures with Virgin Group.
• Do you use the East Midlands Trains service regularly?
• Do you believe it should be returned to public hands as part of a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit?
• Then, why not start a campaign building up to the franchise end?
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