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[Resource] BBC 9/10/02, WCML
Page first written 11 October 2002
Last updated 12 October 2002

140mph plan on West Coast Main Line "withdrawn"

The "withdrawal" of the increase of speed along the busiest corridor in the British "National Rail" network, West Coast Main Line, to the maximum of 140mph (225km/h) as originally planned, has been confirmed by the high government officials in the UK, the article reports. Earlier, the chief executive of Virgin Trains reportedly admitted that the 140mph service would never be introduced, and this comes as an official confirmation of it. It is quite disappointing to see the GBP 10bn (JPY 2 Trillion!) project acheiving such a small cut in journey times...

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