InterCity East Coast Franchise

21 September 2012

ANEC has responded to the Department for Transport's InterCity East Coast Franchise consultation. 

The franchise is of strategic economic importance to the North East, sustaining connections between the North East, London, Scotland and a range of business and leisure destinations served directly by the line or through connections on to other services.

Maintaining and improving the connections we have in the North East - to the wider UK and internationally - have always been key priorities for councils and business in securing prosperity.

It's for this reason that ANEC has made the case in its response for faster journey times, improved services for passengers and rolling stock, additional capacity and a strategic approach in relation to any future decisions on a High Speed Rail network.

View the full ANEC consultation response