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Transport Secretary may face tough questions over West Coast Mainline 'fiasco'

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin will speak at a gathering of rail industry experts later

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin may face some tough questioning later when he speaks at an annual gathering of rail industry experts in Derby.

It follows the West Coast mainline franchising fiasco, and Bombardier's failed bid to secure the Thameslink contract.

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