Branson says Virgin Trains in the UK could be gone by November after ‘baffling’ Department for Transport franchise decision

From Rail Technology Magazine; April 11, 2019

Virgin Trains could disappear from Britain’s railways by the end of the year, Sir Richard Branson has announced after the government disqualified its joint franchise bid with Stagecoach.

Branson he was “devastated” by the decision after Virgin, which is 49% owned by Stagecoach, has “led the industry” for over two decades.

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