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MPs 'to quiz minister about scrapped rail deal'

The Department for Transport has announced that the bidding process to operate the West Coast mainline is to be rerun, after it discovered technical flaws in the way the contest was decided.

FirstGroup was due to take over running the line between London and Scotland after being awarded the contract in August, but Virgin Trains, which currently runs the service, launched a High Court challenge against the decision.

Labour MP Louise Ellman, who is also chairman of the Transport Select Committee, told 5 live's Tony Livesey she would be recalling the transport secretary to answer questions about the latest decision.

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