Our Political Editor tweets on the West Coast franchise fiasco


The West Coast fiasco has big consequences for services used by tens of thousands of London commuters. @londontonight


New franchises for services from Paddington, Fenchurch St and on Thameslink are now on hold. @londontonight


Rail franchise bids halted

The future of rail services in the south-east has been thrown into disarray after ministers called a halt to several franchise competitions.