East Coast runs fast and frequent train services from London Kings Cross to Peterborough, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, with some services also to Glasgow, Inverness (via Stirling, Perth and Aviemore), Bradford, Skipton, Harrogate and Hull. The core route from London to Edinburgh is known as the East Coast Main Line (ECML)
Trains run at up to 125mph on much of the ECML, and all trains carry first and standard class accommodation and a buffet (on some services, restaurant). There's plenty of space for luggage at the ends of each coach, above seats and between seats.
Wi-Fi internet access
East Coast offers Wi-Fi on all its train services. Wi-Fi is free for First Class Passengers to use and there is an hourly or daily charge for Standard Class passengers (the first 15 minutes are free).
Power sockets for laptops and mobile phones are located next to almost all seats in both First Class and Standard Class accommodation.
Restaurant and catering facilities
All East Coast train services convey buffet facilities at least and some include a full restaurant and trolley service. When you plan your journey you can see which trains include which facilities.
All East Coast services include a 'Quiet Coach' in Standard Class, where the use of mobile phones is forbidden and electronic equipment must be used in silent mode. This is always Coach B which is at the end of the train and therefore has no through traffic
Café Bar and Restaurant
All East Coast train services include a Café Bar and many peak time trains include a full restaurant service with at seat dining.
The Café Bar serves hot and cold sandwiches, hot meals (including breakfasts on some services), snacks, cakes, tea, coffee, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Services with restaurant facilities serve breakfast or dinner on Mondays to Fridays only.
First Class Lounges
First Class Lounges are available at London Kings Cross, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh Waverley, Darlington, Wakefield Westgate, Doncaster and Berwick-upon-Tweed stations. The lounges are open to passengers who have a First Class Anytime ticket that is valid on East Coast, an East Coast First Class Package, a First Class season ticket, or a First Class Lounge Supplement. Access to the First Class Lounges is not available to holders of First Class Advance, First Class Off-Peak or First Class Weekend tickets (unless they have a Lounge Supplement which can be purchased for £5 from any East Coast travel centre on the day of travel).
First Class Lounges are provided with complimentary Wi-Fi and business facilities such as photocopiers, faxes and workstations. Refreshments are delivered at regular intervals and buffet lunches can be ordered.
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