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Branson says PM must intervene in West Coast Main Line row

The Virgin boss has offered to effectively run the route for free to allow the decision awarding the 13-year franchise to FirstGroup to be re-examined.

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RMT Union: There is concern at the decision

RMT leaders have said that First Group have based their bid on the same kind of over-geared financial projections that lead to the collapse of the GNER and National Express contracts on the East Coast – forcing the Government to renationalise the service.

Speaking to ITV Border, RMT Leader, Craig Johnston said he believes the contract will be signed in the coming days without a delay. He said members of the RMT union have expressed concern at the decision.

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