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Virgin to run West Coast 'for at least nine months'

Virgin Trains will be asked to continue to run services on the West Coast Mainline for at least another nine months after the latest decision on the route franchise was scrapped.

In a stock exchange announcement ministers said they will hold talks with Virgin for a "temporary" contract.

A competition will then be run for a new franchise agreement.

Richard Westcott reports.

  • 15 Oct 2012