Sir Richard Branson's rail company Virgin Trains will carry on running services on the West Coast Mainline for a further 23 months, it was announced today.
Virgin had been set to lose the West Coast franchise it has operated since 1997.
The true cost of the fiasco over the West Coast Main Line franchise is only just beginning to become clear.
A critical report by MPS has condemned the £50 million cost to the taxpayer caused by the West Coast Mainline fiasco.
Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin has told MPs today that mistakes over West Coast should not have been made.