Sir Richard Branson has urged the Department for Transport (DfT) to cancel all rail franchising competitions.
Rail passengers should not be allowed to board long-distance trains without a reservation, according to Virgin Group.
Question marks are once again hanging over the management of intercity rail services from Aberdeen and Inverness to London after it emerged the current operator is involved in talks about its “contractual rights and obligations”.
The successful bidder for east coast intercity rail services promised new trains, faster journey times, better connections and better value fares.
Would-be space tourists have applied to Virgin Galactic for refunds following last month’s doomed test flight.