Future priorities for the West Coast Main Line
19 January 2012
If a major new rail line, such as HS2, is built between London and Birmingham this should free up space on the existing lines (the West Coast Mainline ?WCML?) in two ways. Firstly, if some passengers move to faster services on a new line, this may release capacity on WCML trains. Secondly, if and when fast train services migrate to any new line, this might have the effect of releasing additional track capacity along the WCML.