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

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Reviews to avoid future West Coast controversy

The West Coast Mainline contract chaos caused public uproar Credit: PA

Rail franchise contracts should be reviewed every five years in order to avoid the controversy of last year's West Coast Mainline contract.

That is according to a Transport Select Committee report which also recommends delegating the letting and management of future contracts to a separate body with better business knowledge.

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