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Smart trains, fast, reliable, comfortable, friend...

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The Midland Mainline runs out from London through Leicester and branches out to Nottingham and Sheffield with limited morning/evening trains to Leeds. -------------- HISTORY Midland Mainline were probably the forgotten Intercity operator back in the 90s. They operated High Speed Trains at 110mph...

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“Thomas the Tank Engine..?”

published 23/12/2004

Free Tea & Coffee

Pricey.

I frequently travel between London and Leicester, since my other half lives there, and I have found that Midland Mainline offer the most consistent, reliable service there and back. In a world where trains seem to be getting worse and worse, Midland Mainline, in my opinion at least, are a breath...

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“Pretty good really!”

published 10/10/2006

Usually on time, friendly, informative staff

Not the most modern trains

Of all the train companies I have travelled with, I would have to say my best experiences have been with Midland Mainline. About Midland Mainline ************************** Midland Mainline as we currently know it was founded in 1996 and is part of the National Express Group. They currently...

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“OLD TRAINS ARE BEST”

published 24/05/2008

At-seat complimentary refreshments; clean toilets.

No onboard Wi-Fi; no power points for laptop compu...

OLD TRAINS ARE OFTEN THE BEST! * Arriving at Nottingham Station at 18.10 hours on Monday, 19th May, 2008, I find the 1830 hours East Midlands Trains ("EMT") service to London St. Pancras International already platformed - but not yet ready for boarding. According to the East Midlands Trains...

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Good

Fast service, complimentary tea and coffee

Can't use Saver tickets from London until after 7p...

I use Midland Mainline frequently, on average every other weekend, to travel from London St Pancras to Derby. On the whole I find the service they offer to be acceptable, it is certainly not the worst train company I have travelled with and generally the trains are pretty much on time, or only...

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“No longer in business”

published 22/11/2003

Frequent trains, free tea and coffee

Frequent delays, high ticket prices, uncomfortable...

* NOTE: This route has been taken over by Stagecoach as East Midlands Trains. * I have been travelling on Midland Mainline almost every working day for over five years from my home in Leicestershire to work in London. I have seen it all. When the service works well, and you are aboard one of...

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Good

helpful staff, generally clean reliable service

expensive complicated ticket pricing

Having moved house but not job I have, until recently, been a long distance commuter between Leicester and London (St Pancras). So, for my sins, I have become quite well acquainted with the Midland MainLine train services. Despite being an avid who-dunnit fan there are a number of mysteries I...

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Excellent

Fast, complimentary tea/coffee, efficient, good bo...

More leg space on class 170

Like me I was bored travelling to the Midlands by car or coach. When travelling to the midlands I usually travel to Leicester because we have many relatives and friends there. Since we live in London we do not go there on a regular basis. We did go there last week because my Grandma was coming...

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Super

“All aboard midland mainline!”

published 04/05/2005

reliable

lack of room, leaning out of windows!

Since my boyfriend started Loughborough University nearly 2 years ago, I have become well travelled in terms of trains! I have experienced the highs and the lows (which there are a lot of), and travelled with a fair few different companies. My journey starts from wakefield westgate, where in fact...

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“Forget the coach.”

published 27/05/2006

Punctual (most of the time). Comfortable. New roll...

The PA system (words cannot express how much I hat...

Living in Nottingham and going to university in London, I come into somewhat frequent contact with Midland Mainline. I do, obviously, have the option of using the National Express or the bargain no-frills Megabus service, but since I don't like sharing a coach station with the world's largest...

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“Midland main line”

published 22/06/2007

Cheap and relaxing

comfort of the new rolling stock

Midland mainline is owed by the national rail express group, which was founded after British rail underwent privatisation back in 1996. The mainland mainline organisation is based in Derby and in 2006 midland mainline won the award for Passenger Operator of the Year at the national rail awards...

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Satisfactory

“Midlands Only Line......”

published 17/01/2005

Free Drinks, Good Trains, Regularish.

VERY poor punctuality, unfriendly staff sometimes

I catch the train almost everyday from Nottingham to Leicester and 9 times out of 10 I get a Midland Mainline train. Although they have improved somewhat recently, (this review is of the IMPROVED service, not the older, poorer service) my experiences with them have not always been good, however...

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Excellent

“Midland Mainline - Top Dog”

published 27/02/2001

Free Tea and coffee, cheap 1st Class upgrades

Mucky trains :-(

I have been a user of Midland Mainline trains for a few years now and have seen them go from strength to strength. Recently, I have been taking advantage of cheap 1st Class tickets and have been thoroughly impressed. Standard Class is nothing special really. It is much the same as other operators...

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Excellent

pretty much everything

some train journeys slow(but free tee and coffee m...

Midland mainline or MML is part of the national express group, a firm that run coaches throughout the UK. The Route... The route consists of two main runs:- the first from Sheffield, via Derby to london St Pancras. The second from Nottingham to London St Pancras. The route that I use regularly is...

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Not for me

I didn't actually die

Very poor service, very poor indeed

It's not often that I write an opinion such as this, but after my experience with Midland Main Line, I feel compelled to share, to save other travellers the nightmare I went through recently. I'm a frequent visitor to London, and usually I'll take advantage of Virgin's cheap tickets, which I buy...

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