About Us

Facts and Figures

  • East Coast runs 155 services per weekday, an increase from the 100 operated when it started in 1996, and 102 services on Saturdays and 99 on Sundays.
  • It carried 19 million passengers from April 2012 - March 2013.
  • East Coast operates on routes totalling 936 miles, from London to Peterborough, the East Midlands, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and beyond to Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow.
  • Since the introduction of 22 May 2011 timetable, it has also operated return services from London to Harrogate and Lincoln.
  • The principal operating line is the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh.
  • The longest journey is between Inverness and London, a distance of 580.56 miles.
  • Approximately 60% of East Coast's passengers start or finish their journey at London King’s Cross station.
  • East Coast has 44 trains; 30 electric trains, and 14 diesel trains, known as HSTs (High Speed Trains).
  • East Coast was the first UK train route to offer wireless internet on a moving rail vehicle.
  • East Coast has around 2,800 employees at stations, depots and offices from Inverness to London. Its headquarters are in York.
  • More people travel from Leeds to London, and from London to Leeds, than on any other southbound or northbound long-distance journey with East Coast.