Rail Services: North Staffordshire — [Sir David Amess in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme 2:30 pm, 28th November 2018

I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman is going to make this point, but while we had phenomenal and welcome investment in the Virgin west coast main line upgrade under the Labour Government, one of the consequences was that local services deteriorated because fewer services could be run while the faster trains were going along the route.