Sir Richard Branson has lost the battle to continue running the West Coast Mainline. It was announced this morning that FirstGroup will take over the running of the line between London and Scotland.
Virgin has been operating the service since 1997. It is believed FirstGroup bid £7 billion for the franchise.
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