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Strategy sets its sights firmly on upgrading ECML, the Leamside Line and Metro expansion
The North East Joint Transport Committee will discuss the adoption of the first North East Rail and Metro Strategy – a new blue print which outlines regional plans to upgrade the East Coast Main Line (ECML), reopen the Leamside Line and extend the Tyne and Wear Metro.
Transport Leaders set to discuss next steps for the East Coast Main Line and Leamside Line
A report, to be discussed on Monday 20 December, outlines a series of steps the region will action to improve capacity of the ECML in the North East and reopen the Leamside Line using Metro and local rail services.
Invest East Coast Rail calls on Government to show commitment to rail investment in Budget
Invest East Coast Rail is urging the Government to invest in improving the resilience of the existing rail network alongside support for new track in tomorrow’s Budget and the forthcoming Integrated Rail Plan.
Fresh call for government to commit to investment in the East Coast Main Line in the North East
At its meeting on 19 January, the North East Joint Transport Committee will discuss its campaign to secure major investment in the East Coast Main Line, which includes the reopening of the Leamside Line.
Call for government to invest now and future proof the ECML
Invest East Coast Rail is calling on the UK and Scottish governments to invest in the East Coast Main Line, after research conducted on their behalf found that economies served by the line could see over £11 billion of wider economic benefits as part of a coherent package of rail
Upgrading East Coast Main Line key to achieving North East’s long-term economic plans
A body set up to assess the North’s rail needs has been told the key to achieving the North East’s long-term economic plans lies in the upgrading of the East Coast Main Line.