Rail 'disarray' after DfT blunders

AOL Money Staff
rail passengers on platform
rail passengers on platform

Future Government rail plans have been thrown completely off track after ministers scrapped a deal which would have seen Sir Richard Branson's train company lose its West Coast franchise.

Sir Richard had mounted a legal challenge to the decision by the Department for Transport (DfT) to award a new 13-year franchise for the West Coast not to Virgin Rail but to rival transport company FirstGroup.