West Coast Main Line APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To work in consultation with the West Coast Rail 250 Campaign for the upgrading and continued renewal of the infrastructure and rolling stock on the West Coast Main Line.

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Recent Documents related to West Coast Main Line

1. Construction: HS2 Phase 2a information papers
04/09/2019 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: relation to the promotion of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill . Content will be maintained

2. West Coast Partnership
27/03/2018 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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Found: West Coast Partnership - GOV.UK document

3. West Coast Partnership
27/03/2018 - Department for Transport
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Found: West Coast Partnership - GOV.UK document

4. Consolidated paper of Amendments for Select Committee (PDF)
22/05/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: SESSION 201 7 - 201 9 High Speed Rail ( West Midlands - Crewe ) Bill CONSOLIDATED PAPER

5. Consolidated paper of Amendments for Select Committee
22/05/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: SESSION 201 7 - 201 9 High Speed Rail ( West Midlands - Crewe ) Bill CONSOLIDATED PAPER

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to West Coast Main Line

1. Railways: East Coast Main Line
03/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Government have invested £4 billion in the east coast main line and are planning to invest a further £1.2 billion - Speech Link
2: of the additional capacity will go to the south-west of England, yet passengers and LNER have suffered - Speech Link
3: more expensive to go to COP 26 using east coast main line train services than it is to fly. Since train - Speech Link

2. East Coast Main Line Investment
17/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered East Coast Mainline investment.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link
2: That is off-point with regard to the east coast main line, but it is an excellent suggestion that we - Speech Link
3: desperately need more investment in the north-east line, we also need to cover the branch lines so that - Speech Link

3. Rail Announcement
27/03/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: make a statement about the future of the west coast main line, our plans for the integration of track - Speech Link

4. Rail Update
05/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: plans for running train services on the east coast main line in the event of the existing franchise failing - Speech Link

5. Integrated Rail Plan: North and Midlands
22/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the north and Midlands—connecting towns with the main railway networks, and bringing hope and opportunity - Speech Link
2: Sheffield on an upgraded main line; and thirdly, a brand new high-speed line from Warrington to Manchester - Speech Link
3: the trans-Pennine route upgrade, unlocking east-west travel across the north of England. In total, this - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to West Coast Main Line
1. West Coast Main Line: Compensation
asked by: Maria Eagle
04/02/2019
... how many people travelling between Liverpool and London on the West Coast Mainline in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 have been eligible for delay repay refunds; and how many of those people have received such refunds.

2. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Karin Smyth
13/04/2021
... after the opening of HS2.

3. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Julian Sturdy
02/05/2018
... what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of upgrading the power supply on the East Coast Main Line to ensure that the network is ready for the full roll-out of Class 800 and Class 801 trains.

4. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Julian Sturdy
02/05/2018
... what steps Network Rail are taking to reduce journey times on the East Coast Main Line.

5. East Coast Main Line
asked by: Julian Sturdy
02/05/2018
... what steps Network Rail is taking to improve power supply on the East Coast Main Line.

Latest Questions
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Contact Details

Registered Contact:

John Stevenson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3000.

Email: john.stevenson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Tony Page, West Coast Rail 250 Campaign, 115 Castle Hill, Reading RG1 7SY. Tel: 07970 139 878

Email: tony.page53@ntlworld.com

Group's Website:

http://www.westcoastrail250.co.uk/appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
19 Jul 2018
Source
West Coast Rail 250 Campaign
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/07/2018 To : 18/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
19 Jul 2017
Source
West Coast Rail 250 Campaign
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/07/2017 To : 18/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
West Coast Rail 250 Campaign
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
West Coast Rail 250 Campaign
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the West Coast Main Line APPG

Former APPG Officers
Iain Stewart Portrait
Iain Stewart
Vice-Chair
Conservative - Milton Keynes South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Stephens Portrait
Chris Stephens
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017