FOI release

Information about East Coast Main Line

Response regarding East Coast Main Line questions including subsidies, trains, future plans and the role of First Class Partnerships.

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Freedom of Information request response regarding East Coast Main Line, the request asked:

  • if East Coast is making premium payments to government, or getting paid a subsidy
  • what the future entails for the agreements and payment of Class 180 Adelante trains
  • if East Coast has appointed a long term marketing agent
  • how East Coast justifies the state competing against private sector airlines, using state funds
  • how the balance of cost and revenue gain is measured considering the need to maximise premium return to the government
  • what the current plan is for inviting potential bidders for the East Coast Main Line
  • whether the role of First Class Partnerships within East Coast and Department for Transport could be explained
  • what the role of First Class Partnership is in advising the Department for Transport on train operating companies and other franchise bids