FirstGroup “confident” of rail franchise success
2nd October 2012
TRANSPORT operator FirstGroup - which controversially won the contract to operate the West Coast Main Line rail route - says it is confident Virgin Rail’s legal challenge will not succeed.
On August 15 the Department for Transport announced FirstRail is to be the new operator of the West Coast Main Line from December 9 much to the chagrin of the incumbent Virgin Rail and its boss Sir Richard Branson, who argues the bid was chosen simply on monetary value and is unsustainable.
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