East Coast Main Line

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The East Coast Main Line (ECML) is a 393-mile long (632 km) railway link between London and Edinburgh via Peterborough, Doncaster, Wakefield, Leeds, York, Darlington and Newcastle, electrified along the whole route. Services north of Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Inverness use diesel trains. The main franchise on the line is operated by Virgin Trains East Coast. The route forms a key artery on the eastern side of Great Britain and is broadly paralleled by the A1 trunk road. It links London, the South East and East Anglia, with Yorkshire, the North East Regions and Scotland. It also carries key commuter flows for the north side of London. It is important to the economic health of several areas of England and Scotland. It also handles cross-country, commuter and local passenger services, and carries heavy tonnages of freight traffic.

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This mast, the 10,000th on the East Coast Main Line electrification project was "planted" here at Grantham on Wednesday 15th October, 1986, by the Rt. Hon. John Moore, M.P., Secretary of State for Transport.

Platform 2, Grantham Railway Station, Grantham, United Kingdom where it sited