UK based ‘Virgin Group’ has been asked to run the West Coast Mainline train services for another year, on October 15, 2012. Meanwhile, the government will be attempting to sort out the mess that has been left by its failed rail franchise process.
The development was announced to the stock exchange on Monday morning. More than 30 senior civil servants in the Department of Transport had allegedly been fired due to the West Coast Main Line Fiasco. According to the documents, many of the directors in the department have been axed, which was a part of the aggressive cost cutting plan. Moreover, another 400 junior posts have been closed.