Virgin Trains will run West Coast mainline for at least 9 months

Virgin will continue to run train services on the West Coast Main Line temporarily after securing an extension.

Sir Richard Branson's company will remain in control of the line for between nine and 13 months before interim and long-term providers are decided upon.

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Virgin runs West Coast to 2017

The West Coast Mainline will be run by Virgin Trains until at least 2017, it's been announced.