Robin Hood (train)
The Robin Hood is one of the four flagship named passenger trains operated by East Midlands Trains inherited from Midland Mainline in the UK. There are two trains named the "Robin Hood"; the 0750 train from Nottingham to London, St. Pancras on weekday mornings, and the 1615 train from London, St. Pancras to Nottingham on weekday evenings. Neither train runs on weekends. The outward train is timetabled to be operated by an East Midlands Trains 7-car Class 222 Meridian train and the return train by an InterCity 125 HST. The trains run on the Midland Main Line.
Prior to the timetable change on 14 December 2008 the Robin Hood was operated by a 7-car Class 222 Meridian on both the outward and return trip.
The first use of the Robin Hood name was in 1958 when British Railways gave the name to the 0815 from Nottingham to London. Unusually, this avoided Leicester and stopped only at Manton. In the reverse direction however, it also stopped at Bedford, Wellingborough and Kettering.
The train lost its name at the end of the summer 1962 timetable.
Other named trains
East Midlands Trains operates three other named trains called: