East Coast Main Line APPG

First Registered: 14/03/2018 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To campaign on securing investment for one of the UK's most strategic rail routes; on improving passenger experience, capacity and reliability; and on shorter journey times - as well as on the economic growth that could be unlocked in the areas the East Coast Main Line serves.

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Recent Documents related to East Coast Main Line

1. East Coast Main Line enhancements: accounting officer assessment
16/01/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: East Coast Main Line enhancements: accounting officer assessment -

2. East Coast 2014 rail franchise agreement
12/12/2018 - Department for Transport
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Found: East Coast 2014 rail franchise agreement - GOV.UK

3. Mr J Cameron v East Coast Main Line Company Ltd: UKEAT/0301/17/LA
18/05/2018 - Employment Appeal Tribunal
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Found: Mr J Cameron v East Coast Main Line Company Ltd: UKEAT/0301/17/LA - GOV.UK

4. London North Eastern Railway 2018 rail franchise agreement
03/01/2020 - Department for Transport
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Found: London North Eastern Railway direct award 2018: East Coast franchise agreement PDF, 3.32MB, 457 pages

5. Consolidated paper of Amendments for Select Committee (PDF)
22/05/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: AMENDMENTS ( May 2019) Note: 1. P age and line references are to the Bill as introduced on 17

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to East Coast Main Line

1. East Coast Main Line Investment
17/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered East Coast Mainline investment.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link
2: That is off-point with regard to the east coast main line, but it is an excellent suggestion that - Speech Link
3: desperately need more investment in the north-east line, we also need to cover the branch lines so that - Speech Link

2. Railways: East Coast Main Line
03/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: increasing services from Scotland and the north-east to London and the potentially adverse impact this - Speech Link
2: between London and the north of England on the east coast main line route. Will she give her word that this - Speech Link
3: times more expensive to go to COP 26 using east coast main line train services than it is to fly. Since - Speech Link

3. Railways: East Coast Main Line
30/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: My Lords, passengers across the east coast main line, including in Newcastle and Edinburgh, will benefit - Speech Link
2: much about when these particular sections of the line will have the service. Because these new trains - Speech Link
3: journeys. As I said, the full rollout of the east coast fleet is still scheduled for completion in 2020 - Speech Link

4. North of England: Rapid Mass Transport System
28/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the north-east needs is not an underground line but investment in the East Coast Main Line, which, according - Speech Link
2: that there are capacity constraints on the East Coast Main Line, which is why we are investing more than - Speech Link
3: and the issuing of new timetables by the East Coast Main Line, which reduced rail links for northern cities - Speech Link

5. East Coast Main Line
16/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: make a statement about the future of the east coast main line. As was made clear in the point of order - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to East Coast Main Line
1. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Karin Smyth
13/04/2021
... after the opening of HS2.

2. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Julian Sturdy
02/05/2018
... what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of upgrading the power supply on the East Coast Main Line to ensure that the network is ready for the full roll-out of Class 800 and Class 801 trains.

3. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Julian Sturdy
02/05/2018
... what steps Network Rail are taking to reduce journey times on the East Coast Main Line.

4. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Julian Sturdy
02/05/2018
... what steps Network Rail is taking to improve power supply on the East Coast Main Line.

5. East Coast Main Line: Trains
asked by: Catherine McKinnell
15/10/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Azuma trains planned for the East Coast Main Line are appropriate for that line.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Lord Beith Portrait
Lord Beith
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Finland , Norway
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Catherine McKinnell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7115.

Email: catherine.mckinnell.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the East Coast Main Line APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the East Coast Main Line APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 21st April 2021
Ian Murray Portrait
Ian Murray
Vice Chair
Labour - Edinburgh South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021