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Can FirstGroup deliver on West Coast promises?

A First service passes a Virgin Pendolino train in Glasgow Central Station. Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive

Can it really be done? FirstGroup, already a big train operator, have swiped the UK's most profitable train line from Virgin. They will pay an eye watering £5.5 billion for the privilege.

Even that is a very big promise to keep but as well as forking out the cash they have come up with a whole shopping list of other commitments.

More from ITV Laura Kuenssberg: Business Editor here.

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