12 February 2014

Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) has today submitted its formal application to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) for permission to introduce an hourly new high speed express train service on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between London King’s Cross, discount Newcastle and Edinburgh from December 2016 which will slash journey times from an average 4 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours 43 minutes between London and Edinburgh, there and to 2 hours 29 minutes between London and Newcastle.