Three suspended in rail bid fiasco

Patrick McLoughlin
Patrick McLoughlin

Three civil servants have been suspended after the Government was forced into a costly and embarrassing U-turn over the award of a new franchise for the West Coast main line.


Laying the blame for the fiasco "wholly and squarely" on the Department for Transport (DfT), new Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said he was cancelling the competition for the London to Scotland line.
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