Pigeons, Cat. amongst Virgin Trains lining up bid for East Coast rail line - Telegraph East Coast franchise will allow Virgin to take the DoT to the cleaners if the Dept continue with their institutional hatred of Virgin. Wikileaks would be appropriate now to disclose said docs if they could because it would seriously embarrass the government. Meanwhile, I feel that Virgin are in a strong to position to win both franchises and frankly would love a renewed Intercity Franchise to come back to the UK Just need Great Western and Cross Country and full set. Should they be given a 20 year term similar to Chiltern.