East Coast

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Virgin Trains East Coast took over the running of the Intercity East Coast franchise from on 1st March 2015.
Previously East Coast was run by the DfT through Directly Operated Railways.

Virgin Trains East Coast operates passenger train services on the East Coast Main Line between London King’s Cross, Yorkshire, the North East of England and Scotland. Trains running north beyond Edinburgh serve Glasgow Central (via Carstairs), Aberdeen (4 trains a day) and Inverness (1 train a day).

The Virgin Trains East Coast route covers 920 miles, carries over 17 million passengers a year, with 3,100 staff.

ALL Virgin Trains East Coast services offer free Wi-Fi to all customers for 15 minutes.

A HST refurbishment scheme was completed by October 2009, which brought them up to the same standard as the Mk4 trains.

Virgin Trains East Coast rolling Stock

Electric Class 91 and Mk4 push-pull trains
Diesel High Speed Trains (HSTs)
Class 67 locos hired from DB Cargo to act as "Thunderbirds".
Class 08 shunting locos for use at Craigentinny Depot.

Future Virgin Trains East Coast rolling Stock

Virgin Trains East Coast will operate the new Intercity Express Class 800 trains from 2018.

Named Trains

The Flying Scotsman:
1E01 0540 Edinburgh to London Kings X

The Northern Lights:
1S11 1000 London Kings X - Aberdeen
1E15 0952 Aberdeen - London Kings X

The Highland Chieftain:
1S16 1200 London Kings X - Inverness
1E13 0755 Inverness - London Kings X

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