Policy paper

East Coast 2014 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for InterCity Railways Limited and East Coast Main Line Company Limited.

Documents

East Coast 2014: franchise agreement

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East Coast 2014: train service requirements

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Details

The franchise agreement dated 9 December 2014 between the Secretary of State for Transport, InterCity Railways Limited and East Coast Main Line Company Limited terminated on 24 June 2018.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) took over the running of the East Coast Mainline services from 24 June 2018. A direct award (services agreement) was entered into between the Secretary of State for Transport, DfT OLR Holdings Limited and London Northern East Railway Limited dated 24 June 2018. The contract with DfT OLR Holdings Limited and London Northern East Railway Limited was announced by the Transport Minister on 16 May 2018. This agreement replaces the East Coast Franchise 2014 franchise agreement. The Secretary of State will be publishing a redacted services agreement in early 2019.

These documents form part of the public register of franchise agreements.

For queries about rail franchise agreements email rail.publicregister@dft.gov.uk.

Published 11 June 2015
Last updated 12 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Explains that a new redacted services agreement for the East Coast Mainline will be published in 2019.
  2. First published.