New rail bid by Branson.
The man behind the much-criticised West Coast rail service yesterday claimed he would have bullet trains hurtling between Edinburgh and London at speeds of over 200mph - if the Government lets him run the East Coast line too.
But the Virgin trains boss admitted Scots rail users would have to wait nine years before the service was up to scratch.
Yesterday the Central Rail Users Consultative Committee said it had mixed feelings about the bid.
Chairman Stewart Francis said: "Virgin's track record on fare levels and punctuality is unenviable."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 7, 2000|
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