East Coast Railway Line: Timetables

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 5 July 2021.

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Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Alba, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Government on (a) timetabling changes on the East Coast Main Line and (b) the effect of those changes on services within the Edinburgh-Newcastle corridor.

Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Alba, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Transport Scotland on an Edinburgh to Berwick and Newcastle rail service.

Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Alba, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made since 2018 of the potential merits of an Edinburgh to Berwick and Newcastle rail service.

Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Alba, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to an Edinburgh to Berwick and Newcastle service, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of Transport Scotland's decision not to proceed with plans for that service in favour of the stopping of fast-through services at several stations.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Department for Transport officials have had several meetings with Transport Scotland and Network Rail officials with regards to the Edinburgh to Berwick and Newcastle passenger rail service.

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