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Transport Secretary gives evidence at West Coast inquiry

Virgin Trains lost the Government contract to rivals FirstGroup in August Credit: Matt Dunham/AP/Press Association Images

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is due to give evidence at the inquiry into the Government's handling of the West Coast Mainline franchise today.

Virgin Trains lost the Government contract to rivals FirstGroup in August, but the deal was scrapped after Ministers admitted there were flaws in the bidding process.

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