Dept of Transport extends Virgin's running of West Coast Main Line

Virgin Trains has announced on Twitter its franchise extension for the West Coast Main Line.

The Department of Transport confirmed this morning that the franchise contract will remain with Virgin Trains until it's renewed in 2017.

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We're pleased to announce that the DfT have extended our franchise to April 2017.

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We're looking forward to delivering more improvements to the West Coast line, and hope that many more of you will come and #flyvirgintrains!

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Virgin runs West Coast to 2017

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