East Coast Main Line

Introduction

The East Coast Main Line runs from London's King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley via Peterborough, York and Newcastle Central. Opinion varies on the northern location as many trains continue to Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow Central.



Dates

  /  /1850R&W Hawthorn
East Coast Main Line completed and locomotives can be delivered directly by rail, works sold
  /  /1906North Eastern Railway
King Edward VII Bridge over the Tyne opened. This new bridge saved East Coast Main Line trains from having to reverse at Newcastle.
  /  /1948Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Line used by expresses diverted from the East Coast Main Line.
  /  /1950Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Line used by expresses diverted from the East Coast Main Line.
15/05/1978East Coast Main Line
IC125s start running on line between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh
  /  /1989Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Loop from Abbeyhill Junction to Lochend South Junction falls into disuse after the remodelling of Abbeyhill Junction in connection with the electrification of the East Coast Main Line.