MPs have criticised the £50million cost to the taxpayer of the West Coast mainline fiasco.
The franchise process for the rail line linking Birmingham to the North and London was dramatically halted last October.
Today, MPs said the scheme was littered with basic errors with no single person put in charge.
Margaret Hodge, Committee Chair, said the Department of Transport was 'penny pinching' from the start.
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.