Taxpayer shores up Virgin’s

business planRAILTRACK’S bungled attempt to upgrade the West Coast Main Line so that Virgin could dispatch 11 Pendolinos an hour from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow at 225 km/h from June 2005 has borne modest fruit. During the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, which commenced on July 23, a ...

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