August 29, 2009 - 03:20 PM
In response to Mark Stevens, each year there are periods (the next is mid Sep - mid Dec) when trains late on Saturday and on Sunday are diverted between Kettering and Leicester via Corby. This is to allow engineering work on the normal route via Market Harborough which has only two tracks.
Corby will be served by stops on the diverted trains, there not being enough line capacity to run the normal Kettering-Corby service. Corby will therefore (fortuitously) enjoy through trains to Nottingham and Sheffield.
Diversion of weekday Nottingham trains via Corby would incur a severe time penalty, and I see no risk to the twice hourly direct service to London. A regular train service north of Corby would need to stand on its own merit.
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