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Railways: Glasgow

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the timetable is for the public consultation on the future of direct London Kings Cross to Glasgow via Newcastle rail services will be; and when he expects a final decision to be (a) made and (b) implemented. (313698)

Public consultation on proposals for a new East Coast Main Line timetable, including services between King’s Cross and Glasgow via Newcastle, is being carried out by East Coast—the current operator of those services. Consultation has already commenced and will run until the end of February. Details of the new timetable will be finalised during spring and summer 2010 for implementation in May 2011.