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East Coast Upgrade

We’re upgrading the East Coast Main Line to allow more trains to run and deliver quicker journeys across the route.

Once completed, this significant investment will enable an additional two long-distance services an hour into and out of London, and will also improve train service reliability.

The East Coast Main Line is a key rail route, carrying over 20 million passengers a year, which connects London and Edinburgh via Peterborough, Doncaster, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.

A programme of infrastructure improvements has already delivered notable benefits and improvements for both passengers and freight.

Further works are still ongoing. You can read more about how our Railway Upgrade Plan will continue to ensure a better railway for everyone along the length of this key line.

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