Robin Hood (train)

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The Robin Hood is one of the four flagship named passenger trains operated by East Midlands Trains inherited from Midland Mainline in the UK.

History[edit]

The first use of the Robin Hood name was on 2 February 1959[1] 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.

As of 2016, there are two trains named the "Robin Hood":

Neither train runs at weekends.[2]

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.

Other named trains[edit]

East Midlands Trains operates three other named trains called:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway Magazine March 1959 p. 211
  2. ^ East Midlands Trains timetables

See also[edit]

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