In October the Government U-turned on the decision to award FirstGroup the West Coast Mainline, after finding "significant technical flaws" in the way the procurement was conducted.
Virgin are now running the service until November 2014, with the fiasco costing the taxpayer £43 million.
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Brexit, crime and web addiction all make the front pages on Saturday.
Trains on the route will be brought back under public control from Sunday, with the London North Eastern Railway brand being resurrected.
Drones and fireworks ensured the spectacle got off to a memorable start in front of 20,000 people.