Virgin runs West Coast to 2017

The West Coast Mainline will be run by Virgin Trains until at least 2017, it's been announced.

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West Coast mainline scheme was unjustifiable say MPs

MPs have criticised the £50million cost to the taxpayer of the West Coast mainline fiasco.

The franchise process for the rail line linking Birmingham to the North and London was dramatically halted last October.

Today, MPs said the scheme was littered with basic errors with no single person put in charge.

Margaret Hodge, Committee Chair, said the Department of Transport was 'penny pinching' from the start.

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