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'Shambolic' government handling of West Coast bid

Holyrood's Transport Minister will today make a statement on the "shambolic" cancellation of the West Coast main line rail franchise.

Transport Minister Keith Brown Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Archive

Keith Brown is expected to outline his concerns about the handling of the UK Government u-turn which has cost taxpayers £40 million.

In the wake of the controversial decision, Mr Brown complained that the Scottish Government was given no warning of a decision which affects the country.

He said: "This is a shambolic situation that affects thousands of passengers in and out of Scotland."