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DfT to percentage result of revised East Coast major line timetable improve later this 12 months

The Division for Shipping (DfT) will be capable to percentage the result of revised proposals for a brand new East Coast major line (ECML) timetable improve deliberate for 2023 later this 12 months. 

Parliamentary under-secretary of state for shipping, Robert Courts, instructed Kenny MacAskill, MP for East Lothian, in a Commons written answer on 8 September {that a} public session at the proposed primary timetable trade at the ECML, gained greater than 9,000 responses and precious comments and perception from native communities.

He mentioned: “So as to cope with completely the entire issues raised, the key timetable improve is now focused for 2023 on the earliest. The comments gained during the session has now been reviewed and paintings is constant in opposition to a plan for the implementation of revised proposals for a brand new, dependable timetable at the ECML; person who extra intently aligns with stakeholder comments, guarantees passengers enjoy the advantages of the £1.2 billion invested within the East Coast improve and is acceptable for the rail business’s monetary place following the spending assessment. The Division will be capable to percentage the result of that paintings as soon as it completes later this 12 months.”

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