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Network Rail: It’s time to renew East Coast Main Line

Network Rail’s route managing director for the East Coast Main Line has said it’s time for the line to be revitalised. Speaking at ECMA’s Westminster event Rob McIntosh, Route Director for the London North Eastern and East Midlands route, said it was important money was invested...

Virgin outlines capacity increase

Speaking at ECMA’s Westminster engagement event, David Horne Managing Director of Virgin Trains East Coast, highlighted the additional seats added to its services. And he added VTEC had plans to go even further, with its expanded timetable delivering additional services to places...

ECMA envoys head to parliaments

Businesses, MPs and MSPs and organisations from along the East Coast Main Line attended ECMA events at Westminster and Holyrood to show their support for investment in the line. Interest in the events was strong and was matched by excellent attendance in both Edinburgh and...

Virgin encourages resilience

At its stakeholder event VTEC’s Managing Director David Horne, set out some of the customer improvements VTEC is making, and highlighted the need for robust infrastructure along the East Coast Main Line. He said 900 extra car parking spaces were being added at stations along the...

Azumas coming in 2018

A stakeholder event was held by Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) in York on October 11. David Horne, Managing Director of VTEC, gave an update on the forthcoming introduction of the 65 new Azuma class trains (due late 2018), and on the changes to the infrastructure needed to...

Invest in East Coast Main Line to deliver £9 billion boost for UK economy

Research published today shows investing £3 billion in the East Coast Main Line can deliver a £9 billion boost for UK plc, and improve services for the 20 million people who use the line each year. Unveiled at The Consortium of East Coast Main Line’s (ECMA) Scottish parliamentary...

Invest in East Coast to boost UK plc – The House magazine Feb 2016

Communities along the East Coast Main Line from London to Aberdeen are the backbone of the UK, and it’s time for investment that recognises the importance of this vital piece of infrastructure.   The economies up and down the East Coast Main Line already generate more than £300...

£200 million commitment for rail welcomed by East Coast Main Line Consortium

The Consortium of East Coast Main Line Authorities (ECMA) today welcomed a £200m investment from the Scottish Government to improve rail links between Aberdeen, the Scottish Central Belt and destinations along the East Coast Main Line. The announcement from Holyrood comes after...