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.
We're pleased to announce that the DfT have extended our franchise to April 2017.
We're looking forward to delivering more improvements to the West Coast line, and hope that many more of you will come and #flyvirgintrains!
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.