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East Coast - Articles and news items

Flying Scotsman returns to East Coast Main Line

Rail industry news / 25 February 2016 /

The iconic 60103 Flying Scotsman officially returned to the East Coast Main Line today after 80 years since it became the first locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour (160 kph).

£22 million transformation of Newcastle Station continues

Rail industry news / 22 July 2015 /

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP visited Newcastle Central Station on 22 July 2015 to view progress made on the Department for Transport multi-million pound funded improvement scheme.

FirstGroup reveal plans for a new London-Edinburgh rail service

Rail industry news / 12 June 2015 /

Transport operator FrstGroup has unveiled plans for a new rail service between London, North East England and Edinburgh reducing the current average fare by half.

New East Coast franchise starts

Rail industry news / 2 March 2015 /

Rail minister Claire Perry visited King’s Cross station today (2 March 2015) for the official launch of the new Virgin Trains East Coast service between London and Scotland…

New East Coast Mainline franchise confirmed

Rail industry news / 10 December 2014 /

The Department for Transport confirmed (10 December 2014) it has officially signed the East Coast rail franchise contract with Inter City Railways, a venture between Stagecoach and Virgin…

More seats, more services and new trains for east coast passengers

Rail industry news / 27 November 2014 /

Rail journeys between London and Edinburgh will be transformed by more seats, more services and new trains after the government announced its intention to award the new East Coast franchise to Inter City Railways, a consortium of Stagecoach and Virgin…

Mechan to make trio of express deliveries

Rail industry news / 26 June 2014 /

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has secured a hat trick of contracts to support the Department of Transport’s flagship Intercity Express Programme…

Displays respect East Coast heritage

Rail industry news / 2 April 2014 /

A need to maintain the overall look of Grade II listed Doncaster railway station while upgrading its customer information displays has been achieved by Infotec Ltd…

East Coast on course for improved rail services

Rail industry news / 24 March 2014 /

A milestone in the transformation of rail services along one of the UK’s most iconic rail routes has been reached with the release of the invitation to tender for the East Coast franchise…

East Coast on track for a faster, smoother Wi-Fi on the move

Rail industry news / 1 October 2013 /

Train operator announces £2.2 million upgrade to its on-board wireless internet systems…

Signalling & Telecoms supplement

Issue 3 2013, Supplements / 27 May 2013 /

ETCS in operation on Spanish high-speed, commuter and three-rail lines (Ignacio Jorge Iglesias, Technical Coordination Director for High-Speed, Adif)
Comparison of Control Centres and Railway Operating Centres (Chris Carson, Head of Service Delivery, East Coast Main Line Company Ltd)

East Coast awards ECR Retail Systems five-year contract to provide catering payment services to passengers

Rail industry news / 9 April 2013 /

ECR Retail Systems has been awarded a five-year contract by East Coast…

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