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Virgin Trains takes West Coast Main Line court action

Virgin Trains has started court proceedings over the government's decision to award a new franchise to rival transport company FirstGroup.

Virgin has run the West Coast Main Line since 1997, but lost to FirstGroup, prompting it to demand a review.

Labour had also urged the government to delay the signing of the contract so that MPs could examine it.

Hugh Pym has more details.

  • 28 Aug 2012