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HS2 Ltd is doing a disservice to Cumbria’s economy

Roger Davies Kendal LA9
05 January 2018

The planned timetable for HS2 has no stops for London services in Cumbria. To join the trains, passengers will have to change at Preston. Cumbria’s current direct fast trains, which are non-stop from Warrington to London, will be withdrawn from 2026. This will mean a drastic reduction in the number of West Coast Main Line trains stopping in Cumbria. It comes about at the opening of the first phase of HS2 (London to Birmingham). The time to act to stop this nonsense is now.

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