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Rail News: Issue Issue 20 17 May 2011

Virgin and DfT finally reach agreement to introduce new West Coast Pendolino

Virgin Trains and the Department for Transport have reached an agreement for the first of the new West Coast Pendolino trains to enter service this summer. Previously, the inability to agree commercial terms for the introduction of the new train had seen the DfT threaten to use it on the East Coast Main Line, where its Directly Operated Railways subsidiary operates, prior to the new West Coast contract starting. The new contract had been scheduled to start in May 2012 but has been put back to...

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