Virgin Trains secures extension to West Coast mainline deal

Virgin Trains promised to increase capacity on the West Coast mainline after it secured a deal to continue running the franchise until March 2017.

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Richard Branson: Great news for Virgin Trains

Founder of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson has taken to Twitter to welcome the "great news" of Virgin Trains securing an extension deal to its West Coast Main Line franchise.

Under the extension deal, West Coast services will continue until March 2017 and a number of "improvements" including increased capacity, new services and "superfast Wifi" will be unveiled.

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