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    East Coast Main Line


The Consortium of East Coast Main Line Authorities (ECMA) works to secure investment, improve the passenger experience, improve capacity and reliability and shorten journey times on the East Coast Main Line.

ECMA’s 41 members represent local authorities, combined authorities and Scottish Regional Transport Partnerships along the East Coast Main Line. Each has a responsibility for enabling economic growth in their own sections of the line – the backbone of the UK economy. The Consortium allows members to speak with a single voice.

The East Coast Main Line is one of the UK’s most strategic rail routes. Stretching more than 500 miles from London to Aberdeen and Inverness, and serving 20 million people a year, contributing significantly to UK PLC, connecting a diverse range of businesses as well as the political capitals of England and Scotland.