The Transport Secretary Justine Greening is today seeking legal advice after a court challenge by Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson to the FirstGroup takeover of the West Coast Main Line rail franchise.
Sir Richard applied for a judicial review at the High Court yesterday after questioning the decision making process.
Sir Richard Branson has taken his battle to save his West Coast Main Line rail franchise to the courts.
The Government announced earlier this month that Virgin Trains had lost out to transport company FirstGroup to run the West Coast franchise from December.
Sir Richard Branson branded the bidding process "insane" and threatening to end all involvement with the railways.
FirstGroup said they had every confidence in the Department of Transports process.