Greening: 'Disappointed but not surprised' by Virgin court bid

The Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, has said she is "disappointed but not surprised" by Virgin Trains' decision to take legal action over the government's decision to award a new West Coast franchise to transport company FirstGroup.

She also said the government would defend its position "robustly".

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Taxpayers' £50m West Coast bill

Taxpayers will face a "significant" bill of around £50m over the West Coast rail franchise fiasco, the Government's spending watchdog has warned.