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National Express East Coast

This franchise was awarded on 14 August 2007 after GNER had been forced to withdraw, and National Express took over from GNER on 9 December 2007. However, National Express also encountered financial difficulties with East Coast, and surrendered its contract to the Department for Transport with effect from 13 November 2009.

start date
9 December 2007
end date
13 November 2009

owned by
National Express Group plc

legal title
NXEC Trains Limited

service area
Long distance and regional services. London King's Cross-Leeds-Skipton, York-Newcastle-Edinburgh/Glasgow, Aberdeen/Inverness, Hull.


was replaced by
East Coast


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