National Express…EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO SALES. Undated National Express Group handout image of a Midland Mainline train. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 14, 2007. Transport group National Express today won the battle to run a prestigious London to Scotland rail franchise. The company will take on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) deal after beating off opposition from First Group, Arriva and a partnership between Virgin and Stagecoach. National Express, which also runs the c2c and One Railway, will take over the running of the route in mid-December. See PA story TRANSPORT Rail. Photo credit should read: National Express Group/PA Wire

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