Virgin Trains takes government to court over West Coast route

Virgin, Stagecoach and SNCF allege DfT breached its duties in
barring them from tendering

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains has launched a legal
action against the government’s decision to bar it from bidding
for the West Coast rail franchise from 2020.

The high court action – filed by Stagecoach, French national
operator SNCF and Virgin Trains, which operate the West Coast route
as a partnership – alleges that the Department for Transport
breached its statutory duties barring the consortium from the
tendering process. The partners are also demanding a judicial
review.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
Virgin Trains takes government to court over West Coast route