Campaign to keep LNER public

The InterCity East Coast franchise includes long distance services operating on the East Coast Main Line. In June 2018, following our campaigning and legal pressure, the franchise was taken back under public sector control, following its failure in the hands of the private sector operator Virgin Trains East Coast. Branded as London North Eastern Railway (LNER), the franchise is currently operated on behalf of the Department for Transport by its so-called “Operator of Last Resort”, a partnership of Arup Group, Ernst & Young and SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit. The government intends to hand the franchise over to a public-private partnership in 2020.

• Do you use the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service regularly?
• Do you want it to remain in public hands and become part of a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit?
• Then, please get involved in campaigns below.

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Existing Campaigns / Groups:

Make East Coast Public (join us on Facebook)

Join the legal action to make our East Coast mainline public again

Make East Coast Public

Keep East Coast Public

Save East Coast Rewards

VT East Coast Watch