Radical proposals unveiled by Virgin Trains to reform rail by importing airline model

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 06:00 BST

Train overcrowding and complex ticketing could be abolished, customer experience improved, and fares cut under radical ideas from Virgin Trains to overhaul the UK’s rail industry. As part of a root-and-branch reform, Virgin has called for long-distance rail services to be operated along similar principles to airline routes, with passengers reaping the rewards of greater competition.

Virgin Trains opens the door to the first ever Calm Corner

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:40 BST

Virgin Trains opens The Calm Corner at Crewe station - a specially designed room providing customers, especially those with hidden disabilities, can escape from the busy station.

All aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2019 15:30 BST

Virgin Trains introduces the new 'Chat Carriage' on a number of services to get customers to strike up a conversation with fellow travellers as part of the BBC's Crossing Divides On the Move Day.

Virgin Trains to launch UK’s most advanced and customer-focussed train service

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 06:00 BST

Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most advanced, and customer-focussed, train service. The ‘open access’ application would see a new hourly service through most of the day between Liverpool and London from May 2021.

Charity open day raises in excess of £50k

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 14:00 BST

'Crewe All Change', a charity open day' run in partnership by Virgin Trains, Locomotive Services Limited and The Railway Magazine, attracts over five thousand visitors, raising in excess of £50k for good causes.

Journey through Cumbria with Virgin Trains’ railway day at Carlisle

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 10:30 BST

Virgin Trains is offering the chance for members of the public to experience the railway in Cumbria with a unique event at Carlisle station.

Virgin price-guarantee app to cut £1bn from rail fares

News   •   May 31, 2019 08:00 BST

Rail passengers will save around a billion pounds in fares thanks to a price-guarantee app being developed by Virgin Trains.

Virgin Trains fully equipped with free Wi-Fi and entertainment

Press releases   •   May 30, 2019 06:00 BST

Virgin Trains customers will now be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi and greater access to its entertainment hub BEAM on board thanks to an upgrade to its Pendolino fleet.

Journeys soar on Virgin’s Blackpool route

Press releases   •   May 28, 2019 10:10 BST

Virgin Trains has today revealed figures for record journeys taken on its Blackpool route one year after introducing electric Pendolino services, which strengthened connections to and from the resort.

Birmingham Pride kicks off Virgin Trains’ #RideWithPride season

Press releases   •   May 27, 2019 11:00 BST

Virgin’s Pride Train rode into Birmingham this weekend to launch its #RideWithPride season, as it prepares to journey to festivities in other major cities on west coast route

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