Very good news for Nuneaton today. The Office of Rail and Road have given approval for Alliance Rail (GNWR – an open access operator) approval to run 6 train services a day between Blackpool and London, all calling at Nuneaton. We have been supporting and campaigning for this ever since the Government took away our fast services. It is reliant on trains being freed up from the East Coast initially and there is lots more to do before the trains are a reality but this is a major step forward. Services could start next year but probably 2020.