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  • Brian Souterís Stagecoach scoops £35m payout from East Midlands Trains [Subscription]Sir Brian Souterís Stagecoach has reaped £35m from East Midlands Trains, risking controversy amid the recent sliding performance on the route. The franchise is one of Stagecoachís last remaining rail contracts. Last year its deal to run the East Coast franchise collapsed and the line was renationalised. Stagecoach also lost its South West Trains route.
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