FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route [BBC News]





Date: 14/08/2019

FirstGroup is to take over the running of the West Coast mainline train route, connecting London Euston to Glasgow Central, from December. Along with Italian firm Trenitalia, FirstGroup said the route would pave the way for an era of high-speed rail. First Trenitalia replaces Virgin Trains, which was barred from bidding to keep the route. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the bid was part of a shift to a new model for rail.


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FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route
Interior view of the main concourse full of commuters and people travelling from Euston Railway Station in London in July 2018.

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FirstGroup and Trenitalia will take over the running of the London-to-Glasgow route in December.