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Fishing – charter boats full as mackerel arrive

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Mackerel are in according to Aquamarine Charters boss Derek Anderson who saw the first surge this week off St Abb's Head near Eyemouth.And word spread fast as his five-hour charters over the weekend were...

Public Accounts Committee says rail franchise management ‘inadequate’

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The Public Accounts Committee has said today that the UK Government's management of rail franchises including the East Coast rail franchise has been 'completely inadequate'. The committee also stated that the government had failed to...

East Coast trains affected by late running engineering works

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 Earlier this week the rail company issued travel advice that a revised timetables would operate from today until Friday, 2 January 2015 inclusive. This revised timetable will now operate from Sunday as trains will not now...

East Coast franchise awarded to Stagecoach and Virgin joint venture

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The Department for Transport has announced this morning that the East Coast franchise will be operated from 1 March 2015 by a joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin. The good news is that there...

Edinburgh MP’s anger over East Coast

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Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore has campaigned tirelessly alongside other local Labour politicians against the plans to reprivatise the East Coast line since these were announced in 2013, as they believe it would be...

Durham to Edinburgh is in the top ten trips by rail

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Leading travel magazine names scenic cross-border rail route in its top ten tripsThrilling views, unforgettable landscapes and serene spots have earned train operator East Coast’s cross-border route between England and Scotland a place among...

Edinburgh MPs campaign against privatisation of East Coast

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Edinburgh Labour MPs Sheila Gilmore and Mark Lazarowicz continued their campaign against the privatisation of East Coast yesterday by speaking to passengers outside Waverley station. Speaking afterwards Sheila Gilmore said:-‘Passengers recognise the improvements to services that...

Edinburgh MPs campaign against East Coast privatisation

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EDINBURGH LABOUR MPS VISIT WAVERLEY IN CAMPAIGN AGAINST EAST COAST PRIVATISATIONSheila Gilmore, Mark Lazarowicz and Ian Murray speak to passengers and East Coast staff MPs joined by members of the public, trade unionists and Councillors Edinburgh...

East Coast v Flying to London

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Train or plane: the great debate of London travel When it comes to visiting London, there are many factors which tourists must take into consideration. Typically accommodation and attractions will feature at the top of...

East Coast will carry your bags in the guard’s van

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Modern trains with old fashioned service!As the train operator of the main line service between Edinburgh and London, East Coast come in for a fair amount of flack, so we want to share with...

East Coast Trains plans more services but less food

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East Coast seem to have woken up to the possibility of being a viable alternative to the plane, for early morning travellers at least. The Herald carries the story that The Flying Scotsman will...

East Coast trains – How could you get it so wrong?

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For anyone who has ever subscribed to the wifi on the East Coast line you will know that it is intermittent, but at least when it is there it helps you to work productively...

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