West Coast

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...

Award-Winning Scottish Hotel

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Shortly before we were due to stay at the Loch Melfort Hotel, south of Oban in Argyll, the owners were voted Scottish Hoteliers of the Year. They already claimed to have the best views on the west coast of Scotland, and their Asknish Bay Restaurant has won two AA Rosettes every year since 2001.

That's An Expensive Rail Fare!

PA | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

Civil servant failures over the West Coast rail contract will cost taxpayers "at least £50 million", a report by MPs said today. There was a lack ...

Virgin Awarded West Coast Main Line Contract For Next 23 Months

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson's rail company Virgin Trains has been awarded the West Coast main line contract for a further 23 months, it has been announced. ...

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Comedy

The Government cost us £40m in rail fares - sorry, not fares, mismanagement - Roy Hodgson blabbed on the Tube, Barack Obama disappointed millions, an...

Labour MP: 'Civil Servants Need To Up Their Game'

PA | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Politics

A senior MP has demanded sweeping changes to the civil service amid the West Coast main line rail fiasco. On Thursday, Labour MP Margaret Hodge, wh...

Why Won't Transport Secretary Say Sorry To Branson?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Politics

Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, has refused to say sorry publicly to Sir Richard Branson for the £40m West Coast Mainline "fiasco" which...

Virgin Could Lose Rail Franchise

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson could lose his West Coast rail franchise this week, with a transport union warning that the switch in ownership could mean higher ...