Today, the government announced Virgin Trains can continue its services on the West Coast Mainline for a further 23 months.
The route links London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow together and Virgin will continue to deliver its services on this Mainline until at least November 2014.
Keith Wilkinson reports.
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.