West Coast upgrade cut back as costs soar

BRITAIN’S troubled West Coast Main Line upgrading programme suffered another setback on October 9 when the Strategic Rail Authority issued for consultation a document confirming that Virgin would not be able to run its fleet of 53 Pendolino tilting trainsets at 225 km/h until some indefinite future date when the ...

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