Labour attacks Government handling of West Coast bidding

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

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

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

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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.