On 28 January Lord Bradshaw asked Her Majesty’s Government: Why they declined to give Virgin Trains authority to add two coaches to its trains on the west coast main line. during the course of the Question.... Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the problem of the west coast main line is one of success, and that the service’s popularity is such that all the trains now envisaged will be full by 2011—not by 2014, which was in the original strategy? As a result, is it not the case that the order for new coaches needs to be brought forward, because it takes two or three years for those to come into service; otherwise there will be terrible overcrowding from 2011 onwards?