When electrification of the southern half of British Rail's West Coast main line was completed in 1966-67, linking London with Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, the nation was told that a new era of commercial success was beginning for inter-city passenger travel by rail. Neither the public nor, it may be admitted, those responsible for the original decision to electrify this route expected the phenomenal growth of business that was to follow as a result.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Griffiths, AET
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00056874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM