Virgin to carry on providing West Coast Main Line service
15th October 2012
THE West Coast Main Line rail service is set to continue to be run by Virgin Rail for the next year under a temporary contract, the Government has said.
After dramatically cancelling its franchise deal with FirstGroup earlier this month after revealing there were serious flaws in the tendering process, a short-term solution was required as Virgin's original contract expires on December 9.
The debacle is set to cost the taxpayer around £30m and has triggered a review of all other outstanding franchise awards and......for the full story register now for free or login below...
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