New rail bid by Branson.SIR RICHARD Branson Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 wants to spend up to pounds 4.7billion to secure a monopoly on main line train services in and out of Scotland. in Shamley Green, Surrey, England), is a British entrepreneur, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360
The man behind the much-criticised West Coast rail service yesterday claimed he would have bullet trains bullet train: see railroad. 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 List of Scots is an incomplete list of notable people from Scotland. Actors (see also humorists)
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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 Punctuality
completes world circuit at exact minute he wagered he would. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
disciplined family brought up to abide by strict, punctual standards. [Am. Lit. is unenviable."