With railway from the borders of Scotland to the nation’s capital, Eastern region is critical to the success of Britain.
We are an incredibly busy region, operating some of the busiest and most congested rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to and from busy cities including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Norwich, Cambridge and London.
Our region is also home to other major transport hubs including three airports and 13 freight ports. We connect millions of people every day to city, town, coast and country. We connect people to friends and family, jobs and leisure, as well as goods to businesses here and abroad.
Managing director, Eastern region
Eastern region in numbers
- 221 million annual passenger journeys
- 3 managed stations: Leeds, King’s Cross and Liverpool Street
- 6,042 route miles (31.2% of national)
- 3,400 passenger services every day and 15 train operators
- 1,057,462 tonnes of freight moved a week with 1,742 freight movements – the highest of all regions
- 2,614 level crossings
- 9,278 bridges
- 9,262 signals
Routes in the Eastern region
Our key projects
County Councillor visits newly improved Northumberland station
As part of the Great North Rail Project, work has taken place at three stations in Northumberland. Prudhoe, Riding Mill and Bardon Mill stations on the Tyne Valley line have all seen extensions to platforms,…
Fans urged to stay safe as Flying Scotsman heads to Bedfordshire
On Saturday, 29 June the steam engine will travel down the Midland Main Line before heading into Yorkshire. Enthusiasts are expected to be out in force to see the engine, but Network Rail and British…