East Coast Railway Line

Transport written question – answered on 11th June 2013.

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Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling Labour, Edinburgh South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the franchise for the East Coast Main Line will be put out to tender; and when he expects the contract to be awarded.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department for Transport

When the Secretary of State for Transport announced the new schedule for rail refranchising on 26 March 2013 he also published the Prior Information Notice (PIN) detailing the key dates of the new East Coast Main Line programme:

Franchise Publish OJEU Issue ITT Contract award Franchise start
East Coast October 2013 February 2014 October 2014 February 2015

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