Richard Branson to lose West Coast line after 15 years

Richard Branson to lose West Coast line after 15 years

Metro – Sir Richard Bransons train company is set to lose its West Coast main line rail franchise in a government decision which could prompt a legal challenge. Richard Branson is set to lose the West Coast part of the Virgin Rail service (Picture: PA) Virgin Rail has been outbid by transport giant FirstGroup in the new franchise battle to run the London to Scotland line.The announcement, expected imminently, will mean an end to Virgins 15 years of operating the line which serves Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Its high speed trains carry 31million passengers a year. FirstGroup, whic…

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