Talks 'not concluded' over Virgin West Coast

Transport Secretary spoke direct to Branson last night - talks not concluded on Virgin carrying on with franchise but mood is 'constructive'.

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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.