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