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1999-06-03 ORR-002
Office of the Rail Regulator


Rail Regulator challenges Railtrack on West Coast Main Line plans

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Office of the Rail Regulator

Rail Regulator challenges Railtrack on West Coast Main Line plans

3 June 1999
source Office of the Rail Regulator
type Press release

note ORR/99/20

The Rail Regulator, Chris Bolt, has sent a formal request to Railtrack, under the provisions of its Network Licence, asking to see Railtrack’s plans to deliver its commitments to provide additional capacity on the West Coast Main Line.

Chris Bolt said: "At the time the Passenger Upgrade 2 agreement with Virgin Trains was approved, Railtrack committed to providing 42 additional paths. Operators have told me that they do not believe Railtrack has credible plans to deliver this additional capacity. I consider that Railtrack may be in breach of its Network Licence, but I need further information from Railtrack before I can reach a view on this. I am therefore now asking Railtrack to provide me with its plans to do this, and to tell me how they have been developed since the commitment was made in April 1998."

The Rail Regulator is seeking a response from Railtrack early in July.

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