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InterCity West Coast Franchise
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date
Wednesday 3 October 2012
source Virgin Trains
type Press release



The Secretary of State for Transport has announced today, 3 October, that the InterCity West Coast franchise competition has been cancelled.

A Virgin Rail Group spokesperson said: “We welcome today's frank announcement by the Secretary of State, acknowledging the flaws in the way the InterCity West Coast competition was assessed and launching a review into franchising more widely.

"We are ready to play a full part in assisting the review to help deliver a franchising system that better serves passengers, taxpayers and the interests of all bidders.

"In the meantime, we will assist the Department for Transport in ensuring continuity of service for the millions of customers who depend on train services on the West Coast mainline."


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