Great North Eastern Railway

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Franchise(s): InterCity East Coast
April 1996 – 2003
2003 - 2005
2005 – 9 December 2007[1]
(originally 2015)
Main region(s): East Midlands, Yorkshire,
North East England, Central Scotland, Northern Scotland
Other region(s): London
Fleet size:

31 Class 91 electric locomotives
30 InterCity 225 sets

11 InterCity 125 (HST) sets
Stations called at: 53
Stations operated: 12
National Rail abbreviation: GR
Parent company: Sea Containers Ltd

Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) was a British train operating company, owned by Sea Containers Ltd. It operated high-speed express train services on the East Coast Main Line from 1996 until the takeover in 2007 of the franchise by National Express East Coast on 9 December 2007.


Preceded by
InterCity
As part of British Rail
Operator of InterCity East Coast franchise
1996 — 2007
Succeeded by
National Express East Coast
InterCity East Coast franchise


References[change | change source]

  1. "InterCity East Coast Consultation Document" (PDF). Department for Transport. pp. p. 7. http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/open/consultintercityeastcoast/pdfconsultintercityeastcoast. Retrieved 2007-01-22.