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DfT awards interim West Coast contract to Virgin

Duncan Tift
Duncan Tift
Deputy Editor, West Midlands

RAIL passengers using the West Coast Main Line will experience better services including 28,000 more seats a day under an agreement announced today for Virgin Trains to continue operating rail services on the route.The new franchise agreement, announced by the Department for Transport, will run for up to 23 months after which the WCML will be let under a long-term franchise.The new arrangements have been introduced after the fiasco over the award of the franchise contract earlier in the autumn.Initially the DfT awarded the contract... for the full story register now for free or login below...

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