West Coast Franchise "Shambles"
Holyrood's Transport Minister will make a statement on the ``shambolic'' cancellation of the West Coast main line rail franchise today.
Keith Brown is expected to outline his concerns about the handling of the UK Government u-turn which has cost taxpayers #40 million.
The UK Department for Transport announced yesterday that the franchise cancellation is wholly and squarely a Whitehall fault.
Aberdeen-based transport firm FirstGroup was to take over the franchise from Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Rail which runs services linking Glasgow and Edinburgh with London.