Rail union to strike for third day this week amid row over franchises
Chris Grayling and shadow minister clash in Commons over East Coast contract before latest RMT walkout over guards
Commuters face another day of disruption owing to rail strikes on Friday, amid renewed questions over the government’s handling of two rail franchises.
Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, said there had been no bailout of the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise but admitted it may not run as far as 2020, and he did not rule out allowing Stagecoach-Virgin to continue operating the service.
Source: Guardian Transport