WCML

West Coast Rail 250 (WCR250) campaigns for improved rail services along the West Coast Main Line to support economic growth and employment.

WCR250 is the only organisation that represents the interests of the whole West Coast Main Line.

West Coast Rail 250

WCML

West Coast Rail 250 (WCR250) campaigns for improved rail services along the West Coast Main Line to support economic growth and employment.

The group is a non-political group of local authorities, private sector companies, consumer transport organisations, and individuals. WCR250 has strong relationships with the train companies on the route, Network Rail and the Department for Transport, enabling its members to have a greater collective influence.

WCR250 has direct links to national politicians through the West Coast All Party Parliamentary Group, and has connections to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales.

The group supports High Speed 2, but is working to ensure that the scheme will benefit all communities on the existing and future routes.

West Coast Partnership Launched

The new West Coast Partnership, now branded as Avanti West Coast, began operations on 8 December 2019. A formal launch was held on Monday 9 December at various locations between…

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High Speed 2 Review Details Announced

The Department of Transport has announced details of previously announced review into High Speed 2, prior to a go / no-go decision being taken by the end of the year.…

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West Coast Partnership Franchisee Announced

The Department for Transport today announced First / Trenitalia as the successful bidder for the West Coast Partnership. The new franchise will start on 9 December 2019. The new operator…

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