Labour attacks Government handling of West Coast bidding


InterCity West Coast passengers face the prospect of three different operators in three years thanks to the Government's franchise fiasco.


To provide long term stability for passengers & staff, Govt's not for private profit rail company should have taken over the ICWC service.


Transport Secretary is mishandling this rail crisis. He must rethink his decision to ask DfT Board members to run the 'independent' inquiry.


Virgin to run West Coast line

Rail operator Virgin has been asked to continue running the West Coast Main Line for another 9-13 months. The Government's temporary fix comes after its u-turn over the award of a new franchise to First Great Western earlier this month.