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Fallout continues over West Coast franchise

The competition to run trains on the West Coast Mainline has been cancelled following the discovery of significant technical flaws in the way the franchise process was conducted, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today.

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Transport Union secretary says West Coast should be 'renationalised'

"The whole sorry and expensive shambles of rail privatisation has been dragged into the spotlight this morning and, instead of re-running this expensive circus, the West Coast route should be renationalised on a permanent basis."

– Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT Transport Union

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