Saturday 16 January 2021
GNERGreat North Eastern
The first Intercity East Coast franchise, originally awarded for seven years to 24 April 2003. A two-year extension was granted in January 2002, taking the contract to 2005.
28 April 1996
1 May 2005
Sea Containers/GNER Holdings Ltd
Great North Eastern Railway Ltd
Long distance and regional services. London King's Cross, Leeds/York, Newcastle, Edinburgh/Glasgow, Aberdeen/Inverness, Hull.
Intercity East Coast TOU (British Railways Board)
was replaced by