Consortium to buy East Coast trains announced

A consortium involving Sir Richard Branson's train company Virgin Trains has been chosen to run the East Coast main line franchise from next year.

The Department for Transport said the consortium involving Virgin and transport company Stagecoach, who already run the West Coast line, will start the East Coast franchise in March 2015 .

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MPs call for more Lincolnshire rail services

Two Lincolnshire MPs have welcomed news that the new franchise running East Coast trains will increase services, but say it could go further.

Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh and Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy say new services should include routes to Grimsby:

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