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West Coast Main Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 203654, tabled on 2 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the additional capacity created by Virgin Trains converting one first class carriage to standard class on West Coast Mainline was factored into the HS2 business case issued in October 2013.

Answered on

10 July 2014

The Strategic Case for HS2, published in October 2013 considers conversion of first class carriages into standard class as an alternative to HS2. More details can be found at: