Virgin Trains axes plans for Shrewsbury-London service

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Image caption Virgin Trains had hoped London to Shrewsbury services would be operational by May

Virgin Trains has scrapped plans for a direct rail service between Shrewsbury and London.

The company was due to introduce a service to Euston from May.

But it said the proposed timings - two weekday off-peak daytime slots and two slots on Sundays - were unattractive and not economically viable.

A spokesman for Virgin Trains said it would work with Network Rail and other groups to create a service to benefit Shropshire residents from December.

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