Press release

West Coast Main Line franchise competition cancelled - update

Further details about suspensions in relation to the cancellation of the West Coast Main Line franchise competition.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Department for Transport (DfT) made an announcement earlier today (October 3) concerning the cancellation of the West Coast Main Line franchise competition. This stated that further details would be issued later today about suspensions; those further details are contained in the following quotation.

A DfT spokesman said:

Three officials involved in the West Coast franchise competition were today suspended by the Permanent Secretary while the full facts are established. No further details will be issued at this time about the suspensions.

Notes to editors

  1. Details of the initial announcement can be found on the website.

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Published 3 October 2012