Virgin Trains extension
- By Richard Branson -
- Dec 06, 2012
Delighted to announce Virgin Trains have signed a two year extension to continue as operator of the InterCity West Coast franchise.
It has been a long journey to get to this point, but we won’t be resting on our laurels and intend to keep improving services for our loyal customers.
Our lawyers said we had a less than 10% chance of winning after the Government originally awarded the franchise to FirstGroup. One of the key things we have learned from this episode is to never give up if you think right is on your side.
This is a perfect early Christmas present for our wonderful Virgin Trains staff and customers. Onwards and upwards in 2013 and beyond.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group