Blackpool’s plea over direct London rail service

INVESTMENT chiefs in Blackpool have warned the continuing lack of a direct rail route between the seaside town and London could have serious consequences for the local economy.

Network Rail is blocking plans by Virgin Trains to reinstate a direct service, which was previously halted in 2003, on the grounds that the West Coast main line is already too busy and the proposed new service will impact punctuality on therest of the West coast main line.

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