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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.
North East response to Integrated Rail Plan
Councillor Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee has issued a response to the Integrated Rail Plan.
New rail services for Northumberland
Transpennine Express has announced that, from December this year, it will begin a new service between Newcastle and Edinburgh calling at a number of key
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.