• Virgin and Stagecoach in trouble

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by george matthews
 
The Stagecoach company has been refused new franchises in Britain, mainly because they refused to accept liabilities for pension financing for railway workers. Probably they will also lose their current franchises on the West Coast route. I think they are also linked with Virgin trains on the West Coast route.
  by george matthews
 
I find the franchising system so obnoxious that I don't really care which bunch of scoundrels is running them. But it is being said that Stagecoach will lose its current stash and Virgin too. Perhaps that's why Virgin is moving to America.