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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.

Great North Eastern Railway
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Overview
Franchise(s)InterCity East Coast
28 April 1996 – 8 December 2007
Main region(s)East Midlands, Yorkshire,
North East England, Central Scotland, Northern Scotland
Other region(s)London
Fleet size31 Class 91 electric locomotives
30 InterCity 225 sets
11 InterCity 125 (HST) sets
Stations called at53
Stations operated12
National Rail abbreviationGR
Parent companySea Containers


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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