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We have an excellent relationship with Avanti West Coast, although West Midlands Trains (London Northwestern Railway) could certainly be improved. Along with Avanti West Coast, we’re trying to improve our working relationship with West Midlands Trains…

Avanti West Coast

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Avanti West Coast is the Intercity train operator for the West Coast Main Line, and the eventual operator of High Speed Two. The operator seems supportive of Daventry Parkway after meeting with them at their head office; however, they haven’t yet given their formal support.

The operator has suggested a handful of services they could call at Daventry Parkway, however, these conversations are in early stages.

West Midlands Trains

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West Midlands Trains is the operator of London Northwestern Railway, one of the commuter operators on the West Coast Main Line. They operate services from London Euston as north as Liverpool Lime Street and Crewe, as well as Birmingham New Street.

We are keen on them stopping their Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street services, as well as their London Euston services at Daventry Parkway, and moving a handful of Birmingham New Street services to the Highspeed line, in return for Crewe services via Northampton.