The taxpayer could pay at least 40 million pounds for the mishandling of the West Coast Mainline Rail franchise.
Virgin Trains had lost out on the deal to First Group, but it was scrapped after flaws were found in the bidding process.
Yesterday Sir Richard Branson's firm was told it would run the route for the next two years.
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.