East Coast Mainline: Government Expected To Renationalise One Of Britain's Busiest Railway Lines

The government is set to renationalise the East Coast mainline, one of Britain’s busiest railway lines.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is due to confirm later this afternoon that he will bring the line back into public ownership following a string of failures.Virgin Trains East Coast – a joint venture between Stagecoach(90%) and Virgin (10%) – was awarded the franchise to run trains for eightyears in 2014.But the private operators have since complained of losing money on the line between London and Edinburgh.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Check back for the fullest version. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.

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