Virgin confirms bid for East Coast rail line

Virgin confirms it is planning to bid for the East Coast line franchise.

Virgin train at Central Station in Glasgow
Virgin train at Central Station in Glasgow Credit: Press Association

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Virgin to bid for East Coast line

Virgin Trains has confirmed it is planning to bid for the East Coast rail route. It is set to return to the private sector after the Government announced changes to the franchise bidding process following the West Coast mainline fiasco.