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East Coast Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th June 2016.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the financial impact that the decision by the Office of Road and Rail to allow competition on the East Coast Main Line will have on the existing Virgin Trains East Coast franchise.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Parliamentary Under-Secretary

The Government is currently working to establish a robust estimate of the financial impact, taking full account of the specific details of the Office of Rail and Road's decision. At this stage, that process is incomplete.

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