Four Trains’ message
While the Four Trains event was “a bit of fun”, Rob McIntosh, Network Rail’s Managing Director on the London North Eastern and East Midlands Route, said there was also a serious message.
“Behind all of this the East Coast Main Line has lost profile nationally. It’s over its time for investment. This introduces that talks are needed.”
He said that NR decisionmakers and Government officials will have seen the ECML making positive headlines, and will have seen the future.
“The timings are not a co-incidence,” he added.