Press Releases • Apr 05, 2019 11:00 BST
Virgin Trains has named one of its Pendolinos 'Lady Godiva' to mark Coventry’s UK City of Culture in 2021. The train also carries the new city flag and will be seen my millions up and down the west coast route. The naming follows on from competition run by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.
Press Releases • Apr 04, 2019 09:37 BST
Virgin Trains has broken new passenger records after nearly doubling rail industry growth levels. Nearly 40 million journeys were made over the last year (2018/19) on the route connecting London to major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Preston and Glasgow, a 3.1% increase on the previous year and up by nearly 10m compared with six years previously.
Press Releases • Apr 02, 2019 07:00 BST
Virgin Trains has partnered with students to help develop virtual reality technology to aid training in health and safety for new recruits.
Virgin Trains partner with Solihull Moors FC and Solihull Mind to deliver mental health support sessions
Press Releases • Mar 21, 2019 13:50 GMT
Virgin Trains has partnered with Solihull Moors Football Club and Solihull Mind to run weekly football sessions to help those in the local community struggling with mental health issues.
Press Releases • Mar 12, 2019 16:13 GMT
Virgin Trains has become the first travel company outside of Northern Ireland to introduce a ground-breaking initiative for people with communication barriers. Standing for “Just a Minute”, anyone with a JAM card can present it to Virgin Trains staff to let them know they have a communication barrier which could be a result of number of factors including autism or a learning difficulty.
Press Releases • Mar 06, 2019 10:37 GMT
Virgin Trains has honoured the memory of Jake the Trainspotting Dog by unveiling a specially commission portrait and 'Jake' inspired watering station for his fellow canine friends.
Press Releases • Mar 05, 2019 10:25 GMT
Virgin Trains has become the first train operating company to be named an accredited Social Mobility Employer, as part of a nation-wide drive to improve social mobility in the UK.
Press Releases • Feb 27, 2019 11:03 GMT
Virgin Trains customers have been treated to an impromptu onboard performance by one-liner legend Tim Vine. The award-winning comedian delivered a five-minute set over the tannoy of the Euston to Manchester service after being invited to share some gags by Train Manager Darren Jones.
Press Releases • Feb 26, 2019 06:00 GMT
Customers who require travel assistance on Virgin Trains are set to benefit from a new feature on the Virgin Trains skill for Alexa, which allows them to request it using basic voice commands.
Press Releases • Feb 19, 2019 15:19 GMT
Virgin Trains’ Crewe, Stockport and Warrington Bank Quay stations all acknowledged at the Cheshire Best Kept Stations awards evening, with judges commending Virgin Trains commitment to serving their local communities.
Press Releases • Feb 11, 2019 00:01 GMT
Virgin Trains has launched a new wrap approved by the Vegan Society after forming a partnership with the charity to provide more plant-based food.
Press Releases • Feb 08, 2019 06:00 GMT
On Mondays, on selected services between London Euston and Birmingham all Advance single fares will cost just £10
Press Releases • Feb 07, 2019 07:00 GMT
Press Releases • Feb 04, 2019 00:01 GMT
Latest figures from Virgin Trains show that a record number of journeys have been taken on its Blackpool route six months after introducing new electric services to the seaside resort.
Press Releases • Jan 17, 2019 08:40 GMT
Family make emotional to Northern France courtesy of Virgin Trains and Eurostar to visit to long-lost grave of war hero grandfather Private Thomas Bryan, the first family visit in a century after a chance encounter with Virgin Trains employee and amateur historian Wayne McDonald that helped solve family mystery
Press Releases • Jan 04, 2019 09:12 GMT
Criminal record declarations often do little to accurately predict the risk of re-offending among potential recruits, new research has found. But asking people to declare convictions upfront may put people off applying for jobs whilst offering employers a false sense of security.
Press Releases • Dec 29, 2018 00:30 GMT
In the first initiative of its kind, Virgin Trains is deploying staff with specialist training - including conflict resolution techniques - to improve the travelling experience of football supporters and all customers across its network on busy match days.