ECMA envoys head to parliaments

Businesses, MPs and MSPs and organisations from along the East Coast Main Line attended ECMA events at Westminster and Holyrood to show their support for investment in the line.

Interest in the events was strong and was matched by excellent attendance in both Edinburgh and London, with a good turn out of business representatives and politicians.

At the Scottish event in Holyrood, around 55 attendees, including 13 MSPs, took the opportunity to network and meet the Scottish Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf MSP.

At Westminster, 15 MPs were joined by 42 representatives from the rail industry, businesses and business-focused organisations, to discuss how a £3 billion investment in the line by 2032 would benefit the country.

The events gave business leaders an opportunity to talk to their MPs and MSPs on the importance of the line, and how investment can help them grow even further, and help strengthen the UK economy.

If you would like to speak to an ECMA representative about how you can help our drive for investment, you can email the East Coast Main Line Authority here and arrange to speak to us.

If you would like to pledge your support, and back our call to invest money in the East Coast Main Line, please sign our pledge page.

It takes less than a minute to complete, and by signing it you are helping to demonstrate how important investment in the line is to decision makers.