Released capacity options for WCML all positive

Extra tracks suggested here: West Midlands Trains Class 350s pass at Milton Keynes on 11 October 2022. On the far side of the shot No 350123 leads the 12.05 Northampton to Euston, while in the foreground another pair of units forms the 11.49 Euston to Birmingham New Street. Ken Brunt

Network Rail’s West Coast South Strategic Advice study suggests there are ‘significant opportunities’ to improve passenger and freight services the southern section of the West Coast main line (WCML) when High Speed 2 Phase One opens. It also identifies constraints, with additional tracks between Bletchley and Milton Keynes highlighted as a priority.

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