West Coast rail contract halted in shock move

West Coast rail contract halted in shock move

The Guardian – Transport secretary announces competition has been cancelled following discovery of flaws in franchise processThe future running of one of Britain’s most prestigious and lucrative rail services, the West Coast main line, was thrown wide open after the transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, announced that the competition had been cancelled following the discovery of significant technical flaws in the franchise process.The news could potentially put other franchises due to be settled in the next two years on hold and will raise questions over the whole system, with unions and Labour considerin…


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