Robin Hood (train)
The first use of the Robin Hood name was on 2 February 1959 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":
- the 0755 train from Nottingham to London St Pancras arriving at 0926 on weekday mornings operated by a 7-car Class 222 Meridian at an average speed of 83.36 miles per hour (134.15 km/h).
- the 1615 train from London St Pancras to Nottingham arriving at 1755 on weekday evenings operated by a InterCity 125 HST at an average speed of 75.86 miles per hour (122.08 km/h).
Neither train runs at weekends.
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
East Midlands Trains operates three other named trains called:
- Railway Magazine March 1959 p. 211
- East Midlands Trains timetables