West Coast Mainline

There Is Now a Golden Opportunity For Taking the Railway Back Into Public Ownership

Katy Clark | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Katy Clark

abour is finally shifting ground on the railways with a real debate going on in the party about public ownership. It is widely recognised that privatisation has been a colossal failure. Despite record levels of public subsidy we have the highest fares in Europe and private sector investment and innovation is non-existent.

Branson's West Coast Mainline Is Back On Track

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Virgin Trains today promised to increase capacity on the West Coast mainline after it secured a deal to continue running the franchise until March 201...

Ministers Were 'Lied To' Over West Coast Rail Deal

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

A government department has been branded "irresponsible" over its role in the collapse of the £5 billion West Coast Mainline rail contract. A comm...

Toy Train Company Has Bid For West Coast Mainline Franchise Rejected

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics

A company which sells toy trains has received a serious response from the Department for Transport over a bid for the West Coast Mainline franchise, w...

Virgin Rail In Talks To Continue Running The West Coast Mainline

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Politics

Virgin Rail is in talks with the government about continuing running the West Coast Main Line for up to nine months, the Department for Transport said...

Who Are You Calling Incompetent?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Politics

Whoops, wrong button. Conservative members of the Welsh Assembly were left red faced on Wednesday after they accidentally all voted in favour of calli...