Monday, February 23, 2009

The next train for London, leaving in 42 years

MP Phil Hope and East Midlands Trains Staff
06:37 23 Feburary 2009, Corby Station

I was on the Corby Business Express this morning at 06:57. Apart from a few sporadic services in the 80’s and 90’s this is the first rail service from Corby since the Beeching cuts in 1967 closed the town’s station.

I shared the carriage with Evening Telegraph photographer Alison and MP Phil Hope who has campaigned tirelessly for the service to be restored for years.

The eight car Meridian, which was full and standing by Bedford, pulled into St Pancras International on-time at 07:55.

I look forward to the return journey tonight at 18:00 but fear that it will be rather overcrowded.

A great day for Corby!


Euan said...


Alek Lotoczko said...

Thanks Euan. It is now possible for you to visit Little Scotland by rail!