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See also Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline

For booking tickets, checking train times, route planning and hopefully no complaints procedure to follow up! I have to say that most of my experience with Virgin Trains East Coast has been good and the staff courteous, friendly and helpful. The current train sets and locomotives were built by British Rail in England from 1975 to 1991 and still going strong on yet another franchise and change of livery! I find these Virgin Trains East Coast train are perfectly comfortable to travel on and 'British built'! At the time of their construction the UK had the most cost effective railway system in Europe!

Train operator website www.eastcoast.co.uk

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Virgin Trains East Coast operate direct express train services connecting the following stations, mainly on the East coast Mainline: London King's Cross, Stevenage, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark North Gate, Retford, Doncaster, Wakefield Westgate, Leeds, York, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle Central, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Falkirk Grahamston, Stirling, Gleneagles, Perth, Pitlochry, Kingussie, Aviemore, Inverness

Ex East Coast Class 91 train sets at Newcastle Central station with the new Virgin logo on the power cars (March 2015).

 

Electric locomotive hauled Virgin Trains East Coast service train from London KX to Edinburgh leaving Peterborough

 

Class 43 hauled Virgin Trains East Coast train approaches Northallerton station at high speed with service to Kings Cross.

 

A Class 43 train set heads into Newcastle Central station with an Virgin East Coast Trains service from Edinburgh to Kings Cross.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast service from Edinburgh to Kings Cross, speeding south of Northallerton (still in the old East Coast Trains Livery, June 2015)

 

Virgin Trains East Coast "Flying Scotsman" at Peterborough, but only going north to York!

 

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train speeding towards Northallerton with a KX to Edinburgh service (the new Virgin livery, June 2015).

 

A somewhat colourful electric locomotive leaving York station hauling an East Coast Express train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh.

 

Three East Coast express passenger trains waiting under the arches of King's Cross Station.

 

Profile of a Class 43 locomotive in East Coast livery. Examples of Virgin Trains East Coast coaching stock below.

 

East Coast mainline train leaving Doncaster for London, Kings Cross.

 

One Virgin Trains East Coast train set is advertising sky 1 HD satellite television

 

An East Coast Mainline train passing south through Northallerton at high speed with a train from Edinburgh to Kings Cross.

 

East Coast express train from Edinburgh to Kings Cross in the magnificent setting of York Station.

 

East Coast express passenger trains waiting in Newcastle Station.

 

The Virgin Trains East Coast train named the FLYING SCOTSMAN at Doncaster station with a south-bound train for London Kings Cross/

 

Above and below: An East Coast express train south of York with an East Coast mainline train bound for King's Cross station, London.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast trains use Class 43 BREL/PAXMAN Bo-Bo Express passenger locomotive trains

 

 

Northbound East Coast express trains on the East Coast mainline south of York with a train from King's Cross station, London

 

An Virgin Trains East Coast train from Kings Cross heading into Newcastle station with a train for Edinburgh.

 

The same train as above with an Virgin Trains East Coast train service to Edinburgh (note the Castle Keep of Newcastle in the distance).

 

An East Coast service heading south at speed through Doncaster station with an express train for London's King's Cross station.

 

Newcastle Castle Keep

East Coast express train leaving Newcastle with a train for Edinburgh

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train standing in York station with a train for London Kings Cross.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train , named the FLYING SCOTSMAN at Leeds station with an Virgin Trains East Coast train from Kings Cross to York via Leeds.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train from Edinburgh entering Newcastle, note the scenic castle keep!

 

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train standing in York station with a train for London Kings Cross

 

Virgin Trains East Coast trains use Class 91 GEC Bo-Bo Electric Express Passenger Locomotive trains

 

East Coast express train entering York Station, this type of train is used on the Edinburgh Waverley-Newcastle-York-Doncaster-Peterborough-London Kings Cross services

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train heading north to York at speed at Copmanthorpe with an express passenger train from London Kings Cross.

 

An Virgin Trains East Coast down the line to Leeds at Colton Junction south of York (in the old GNER livery).

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train standing in York Station - express passenger train from London Kings Cross.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast work the East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh

 

 

East Coast in York Station with a train from Kings Cross, London.

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An Virgin Trains East Coast train south from York to London Kings Cross.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train named after the famous FLYING SCOTSMAN ...

... heading north from York Station with an Virgin Trains East Coast train service from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley

 

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train's FLYING SCOTSMAN arriving at Wakefield Westgate Station with a York-Leeds train for London King's Cross station.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train departing south from Northallerton station with a train for York, Peterborough and King's Cross.

 

East Coast express trains and a commuter train wait in Kings Cross station, London.

 

Early morning southbound Virgin Trains East Coast train at speed passing Colton Junction south of York.

 

(above/below) Northbound Virgin Trains East Coast, south of York, with a Kings Cross Edinburgh train.

 

Class 91 electric locomotive at Northallerton Station with a Kings Cross to Newcastle and Edinburgh East Coast express train.

 

An East Coast passenger express train pulling into Northallerton Station with a train for Darlington, Durham,  Newcastle and Edinburgh

 

East Coast express passenger trains waiting to depart from King's Cross station, London

 

An East Coast north-bound train at Doncaster Station

 

An Virgin Trains East Coast train approaching Northallerton station with an express service from Newcastle to London Kings Cross.

 

above/below: East Coast express trains at Doncaster station.

 

A diesel hauled Virgin Trains East Coast trains express service from Edinburgh and Newcastle to London Kings Cross, here entering York station (with York Minster in the left distant background).

 

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