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.Yes, then use the paths [of the Blackpool service] and stock for this Liverpool service. Possibly close down the North East bit if it isn't making money, keep it if it is (and they can compete with LNER too )
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.