East Coast route set for privatisation as railways ‘reopen for business’

East Coast route set for privatisation as railways ‘reopen for business’

The Guardian – Decision to accelerate return of route to private sector expected to spark contest between Virgin Trains and FirstGroup. The east coast rail route is to be put back into private ownership after a prolonged spell in state hands, the government will confirm this week, as ministers set out plans to restore a franchise system paralysed by the west coast fiasco.

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