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9:30am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
The Department for Transport has confirmed it will not be extending the Great Western franchise while a review is carried out over the West Coast main line franchise.
Yesterday, it was revealed that the department was negotiating with Virgin Rail to extend the West Coast deal by up to 13 months after the bidding process for a new franchise was challenged by Virgin Trains boss Sir Richard Branson.
Four companies are bidding for the Great Western franchise, which runs out next July.
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