Why there will be no more Virgin Trains in Great Britain

By Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, Independent; April 11, 2019

If you start a ferry firm with no ships, name it Seaborne Freight and cut and paste the legal terms from a pizza takeaway, the Department for Transport (DfT) will award you a contract to connect Kent with Belgium in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

But if you run a train company that has been connecting Scotland, northwest England, the West Midlands and London successfully for 22 years, the DfT may abruptly dispense with your services.

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