MP highlights importance of East Coast mainline for union connectivity

Local MP, Andrew Jones, has this week highlighted the importance of the East Coast mainline for union connectivity during questions to the Scotland Secretary.

The East Coast mainline runs between London Kings Cross, travelling north through to Leeds and York before reaching Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  Thousands of travellers rely on the East Coast mainline to visit family and friends, make cultural visits to other parts of the UK and for business trips.

The Union Connectivity Review being undertaken by Sir Peter Hendy should recognise the importance of the East Coast mainline.  The investment in the line is very welcome, however, we should continue to improve connectivity on the line as much as we can.

It is important that transport connections benefit all – north, south, east and west.  It is the northern connections I was highlighting today.ā€

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough

The Government are determined to level up every corner of the United Kingdom, bringing communities across the country closer together. We recognise that infrastructure projects are important to growing our economy, because wherever we create connectivity, we create economic growth.ā€

The Rt Hon Alister Jack MP, Scotland Secretary