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Virgin Trains to drop some first class seats

Virgin will continue to operate West Coast Main Line train services with a pledge to raise capacity, the government has said.

The contract has been awarded for a further two years and nine months.

The company said it intends to convert some of its first class carriages into standard carriages in order to "rebalance" services. It also said it was introducing a faster wifi service for customers.

Richard Scott, director of corporate affairs at Virgin Trains, spoke to BBC Radio 5 live about the plans.

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