Invest East Coast Rail works to secure investment, improve the passenger experience, improve capacity and reliability and shorten journey times on the East Coast Main Line.

Invest East Coast Rail is a cross-party group of local councils, combined authorities and Scottish Regional Transport Partnerships from across the area served by the East Coast Main Line. Formerly known as the Consortium of East Coast Mainline Authorities (ECMA).

The East Coast Main Line is one of the UK’s most strategic rail routes. Stretching more than 500 miles, linking London with key cities and towns in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East of England, and the East and North of Scotland. One third of the UK population lives within 20 minutes of an East Coast Main Line station accounting for 47% of the UK’s economic output.