The decision to end the East Coast Mainline rail franchise early is to come under scrutiny from MPs. The Department for Transport has said Stagecoach and Virgin will withdraw from running the service within months after running into difficulties. Now the House of Commons transport committee has announced that it will hold an inquiry into the matter. Rail Minister Jo Johnson acknowledged the companies overbid for the right to run the service. He told the BBC's Today programme: 'They overbid, it's very simple and the department is looking very carefully into the bidding process to ensure there aren't any incentives for bidders to overbid.'
The decision to end the East Coast Mainline rail franchise early is to come under scrutiny from MPs.