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Great North Eastern Railway
Franchise(s): InterCity East Coast
28 April 1996 – 8 December 2007
Main {{{nameforarea}}}(s): East Midlands, Yorkshire,
North East England, Central Scotland, Northern Scotland
Other {{{nameforarea}}}(s): London
Fleet size: 31 Class 91 electric locomotives
30 InterCity 225 sets
11 InterCity 125 (HST) sets
Stations called at: 53
Stations operated: 12
National Rail abbreviation: GR
Parent company: Sea Containers

Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) was a British train operating company, owned by Sea Containers Ltd. It operated high-speed express train services on the East Coast Main Line from 1996 until the takeover in 2007 of the franchise by National Express East Coast on 9 December 2007.


Preceded by
InterCity
As part of British Rail
Operator of InterCity East Coast franchise
1996 — 2007
Succeeded by
National Express East Coast
InterCity East Coast franchise


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