The Department for Transport has been told to 'get its house in order' by MPs following the bungling of the InterCity West Coast rail franchise competition.
Demands for the railways to be brought back into public hands will be made in the Commons later, after Green MP Caroline Lucas added an amendment to a Labour-backed motion.
Commuters heading back to work this morning have been hit by an average 4.2% hike in rail fares, marking a tenth consecutive year of increases for passengers.
The west coast mainline fiasco has cost the taxpayer a "significant" amount of cash, the government's public spending watchdog has found.
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has condemned his department's "damning failure" over the west coast mainline, after announcing a 23-month deal with Virgin Rail.
High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) has come under fire from the chairman of Britain's first high-speed rail network, in a further setback for officials at the Department for Transport.
The abandoned west coast main line rail franchise could be followed by the scrapping of the Department for Transport's controversial planned high speed rail network linking London with Birmingham, its opponents are hoping.
Two Cabinet ministers and civil servants at the Department for Transport are fighting an increasingly bitter blame game behind closed doors over the collapse of the government's system for awarding rail franchises.
Ed Miliband was spared an increasingly critical appraisal of his conference speech today, after a major coalition U-turn distracted the press from events in Manchester.
Virgin Trains is launching legal proceedings against the government for choosing the "highest risk bid" for the west coast mainline over its own.
Desperate last-minute manoeuvres from Virgin boss Richard Branson and opposition MPs do not appear to be making an impact ahead of tomorrow's west coast mainline franchise transferral.
Over £9 billion of spending on improving Britain's rail network has been unveiled by the coalition.
Annual rail fare increases above inflation are to end, the coalition has announced, even as it moves to achieve efficiency savings of £3.5 billion.
Fifteen thousand people in Derby have been left wondering if they'll be able to put bread on the table thanks to the government's decision to outsource the Thameslink contract to Germany.