Virgin Trains gets one-year extension to run west coast mainline
Decision to extend operation comes after failure of Virgin Trains East Coast franchise
Virgin Trains has been granted another year to run the west coast mainline, months after the government had to renationalise another line in which the rail operator had a stake.
The route, connecting London with Birmingham, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh, will remain under Virgin Trains’ operation until March 2020.
Source: Guardian Transport