For years, the WCML
has had streams of visitors coming to consult its Spanish Civil War archive or to look at the protest crockery collection.
As for Coventry being the prime beneficiary of freezing up the WCML
, it beggars belief.
The Parliamentary information shows eight of the 19 Train Operating Companies (TOCs) are being bailed out by the taxpayer because they and DfT have their sums wrong, including the operators of controversial WCML
, Virgin West Coast.
He agreed with claims by the Office of Rail Regulation that Network Rail will be unable to deliver its punctuality targets for WCML
operators for the current year.
Richard Brown, chairman of Eurostar, who has extensive railway experience, has been asked by the DfT to find a way out of the impasse on the WCML
The hype surrounding the sour grapes of Sir Richard Branson losing the WCML
franchise seems low on facts as to how poor Virgin rail are," he said.
Carol The new services will also boost capacity in the region by allowing more trains to bypass currently crowded sections of the WCML
south of Birmingham.
HS2 will not only transform travel between our major cities, it also represents the best solution for solving the looming capacity crunch on the WCML
Compared to Manchester and Birmingham, Liverpool has poorer services on the current WCML
, which causes real concern on Merseyside.
That dream hit the buffers as the cost of upgrading the WCML
spiralled from pounds 2bn to pounds 8.
From December 9, the WCML
will either continue to be run by Virgin or be operated by a government subsidiary.
Comment: Page 24 FirstGroup's WCML
plan * Major refurbishment of Pendolino and Voyager interiors * Introduction of 11 new 125mph six-car electric trains for Birmingham to Scotland * Introduction of new direct services from London to Blackpool, Telford, Shrewsbury and Bolton * Improvement of connectivity with more stops at Nuneaton and Milton Keynes * Reliability and punctuality improvements to offer Public Performance Measure of more than 90 per cent from 85.