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Access Improvements Completed at Tring

A multi-million-pound transformation of Tring station in Hertfordshire is now complete making it more accessible for passengers. Network Rail has completed the £5.8 million ‘Access for All’ upgrade, which included…

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Birmingham International Station design ambitions unveiled

Plans to transform Birmingham International Station into a multi-modal transport facility ahead of HS2’s arrival have been published. The designs suggest how the station on the West Coast Mainline will…

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England’s Economic Heartland transport consultation

The Sub-national Transport Body England’s Economic Heartland is out to consultation on its transport strategy. The area covered by this strategy includes the West Coast Main Line from just south…

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“Tales from the Tracks” videos

Avanti West Coast has produced a series of videos which show the driver’s view on the West Coast Main Line. There are eight “Tales from the Track” videos which covers…

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Grand Central postpones new Blackpool service

Due to the current coronavirus situation, the open access operator Grand Central has postponed the start of its new London Euston to Blackpool service. The service was due to start…

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West Coast Main Line moving 1 million tonnes of critical supplies every week

Every 24 hours throughout the coronavirus crisis,188,000 tonnes of critical supplies – including food, fuel and medicine – are being moved by rail between London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.…

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Changes to rail services from Monday 23rd March

The rail industry has announced major changes to train services which come into force from today (23rd March). These changes are designed to protect the rail industry and allow essential workers…

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COVID 19 Update

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the need to help keep everyone safe means that all meetings of West Coast Rail 250 have been cancelled until August. Any necessary…

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Government gives green light to High Speed 2

The Government has today announced the go-ahead for High Speed 2. Whilst there may be some changes from the original proposals, the main elements of the scheme have been approved.…

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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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