West Coast Rail 250 supports the delivery of High Speed 2. It has commissioned a report from Greengauge 21 (see Files tab) to assess the opportunities from the new line and the further work that is required to ensure that there is no detriment to existing services.
However, it is essential that investment on the “classic” line continues both during the construction and after the opening of High Speed 2.
West Coast Rail 250 is working to ensure that High Speed 2 will deliver benefits to all communities along the route of the existing West Coast Main Line and those which will be directly connected to the new line. Whilst the scheme will bring many benefits, there is a potential for some areas to be adversely affected. It is always essential to lobby for additional infrastructure that will be required to ensure that the opportunity is taken to enhance connectivity along the wider corridor.