Escape from Nightmare Manor?

A small update on the West Coast fairytale. Rumours are now circulating that Virgin may have reached agreement with the DfT to run West Coast from 9 December on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis.

This raises the interesting question as to whether such a contract would attract the bleak gaze of lawyers in Brussels. Does a profitless deal still come under European procurement law? Possibly not.

Patrick McLoughlin is due to tell Parliament what’s been decided on Monday.

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