Great North Eastern Railway
GNER is seeking to introduce new train services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between London King’s Cross and a number of destinations in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Tyneside and Scotland.
Proposed Route Map ECML
Services outlined are planned to start in 2016 following the introduction of new rolling stock and following the provision of increased ECML capacity planned during the current Control Period (CP4). The considerable task of negotiating acceptance of the proposals through the industry’s mechanisms is currently underway.
GNER recognises the importance that passengers place on direct services, value for money, reliability, quality and comfort, and will ensure its proposals are fully developed with future passengers and stakeholders.
The ECML already has successful competing operators, with the current open access operators providing direct London services for Sunderland, Teesside, Bradford, Halifax and Hull.
Alliance is also working with Network Rail and other interested parties on the provision of improved facilities at a number of geographically important locations to make these stations safer and more accessible to support the challenge of changing travel patterns, particularly in encouraging car drivers and air passengers to travel by train.