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Government faces protest over West Coast rail deal

Over 40,000 people have signed a petition on the U.K Government website urging ministers to reconsider the decision to award the West Coast Mainline franchise to FirstGroup.

The petition states that Virgin Trains have "delivered a reliable service for 15 years and turned the line around" and that "FirstGroup consistently rate amongst the worst of the train operators in passenger satisfaction surveys". If the petition, the most popular on the site this morning, attracts...

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