High Speed 2 Railway Line

Transport written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Chair, Committee of Selection

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether stopping services on the West Coast Main Line will be reduced following the completion of the HS2 route; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The introduction of HS2 services will deliver a huge improvement to passengers who currently use the West Coast Main Line when the Phase 1 route opens in 2026. In addition HS2 introduction will enable existing train service to be reconfigured to provide improvements to many inter-regional and commuter services. The Department shortly intends to launch an open and consultative process to help develop and refine the work to plan GB rail services as a whole following the opening of HS2. Any changes to service patterns on existing lines will be subject to consultation during the development of future franchise propositions. The Department, in its role as Franchising Authority, will be clearly focused on ensuring that rail services work as a whole, at network level to offer best value for passengers and taxpayers.

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