In today's business plan, Network Rail said it expected to achieve a trains-on-time figure of 92.5% "by the end" of the period 2014-2019.
NR also warned that even with the extra trains and seats this would "not be enough" on the busy West Coast Main Line where the added capacity of the London to Birmingham HS2 high-speed rail line project was, it said, "essential".
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