Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

We're on track, says FirstGroup

The transport group that beat Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Rail to win the London to Scotland West Coast line expects to start as scheduled despite a legal challenge.

FirstGroup was awarded the franchise by the Department for Transport but Virgin Rail, a joint venture between Virgin and Stagecoach, is challenging the decision.

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