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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Press releases • May 16, 2019 12:55 BST
Virgin Trains has unveiled a commemorative plaque at Preston station honouring the Jellicoe Express – the Royal Naval train that transported hundreds of soldiers and sailors during the World Wars.
Press releases • May 15, 2019 10:20 BST
A major international conference has heard how Virgin Trains has revolutionised its information technology to benefit its customers and employees.
Press releases • May 08, 2019 08:00 BST
Virgin Trains customers can now secure a last-minute upgrade thanks to a collaboration with Seatfrog, an app which lets users take part in an auction for seats in First Class.
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.
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.