I disagree with this - if you have money to run both of them and they're financially viable ventures then I say go for both! Blackpool North and the Fylde Coast is a market that's only been tapped into recently and I can definitely see it be one of the markets that grows the fastest in the north west in the next few years. Also worth noting that there would be nearly no point in doing this, as I understand it, the paths offered for the GNWR service leave Euston at xx:33 and the Virgin OA service at xx:36. No point having two trains to Liverpool within 3 minutes of each other with the same / similar calling patterns. Would be overkill and I can't imagine the demand is that strong at present. This is in addition to the WMT service at xx:49 and WCP (the current Virgin Trains) service at xx:07.