Virgin Vs. British Airways: The Great Train Rivalry

Virgin and British Airways duke it out for a Chunnel rail line

Archrivals in the sky, Richard Branson and British Airways PLC are now shifting their grudge match to the rails. Branson's Virgin Group has already submitted a plan to the British government for taking over Eurostar (U.K.) Ltd., the troubled train service serving London, Paris, and Brussels. On Mar. 16, BA announced that it, too, was interested in making a bid. At stake: control of one of the busiest travel routes in the world.

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