Illustrated image of the East Coast upgrade

The East Coast Upgrade

We’re investing £1.2bn in upgrading the East Coast Main Line (ECML). This will allow more trains to run and deliver quicker, more reliable journeys across the route.

Once complete in 2021 the upgrade will deliver extra capacity for an additional two long-distance services an hour in and out of London. That’s an extra 10,000 seats per day!

The ECML is one of the UK's vital rail routes. Carrying over 20 million passengers a year, it connects London with East and West Yorkshire, the North East of England and Scotland.

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