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Escape for less with the Virgin Trains Summer Seat Sale

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2016 13:21 BST

This summer, bargain hunting customers will once again see the arrival of the much-anticipated Virgin Trains three-day Summer Seat Sale. From Tuesday 5th July to Thursday 7th July, prices on First and Standard class seats will be slashed on the rail operator’s West Coast route.

Virgin Trains new executive chef James Martin serves up sweet surprise

Virgin Trains new executive chef James Martin serves up sweet surprise

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2016 17:59 BST

Award winning chef James Martin was on board Virgin Trains serving up treats from his new seasonal menu to surprised customers in a newly refurbished First Class Carriage.

Virgin Trains helps showcase Cumberland & Westmorland Women’s Wrestling on the streets of London

Virgin Trains helps showcase Cumberland & Westmorland Women’s Wrestling on the streets of London

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 15:30 BST

Today Virgin Trains transported a family of three female wrestlers on-board The Cumbrian Spirit (Pendolino 390010) train from the Lake District to Euston to bring Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling to the streets of London.

Virgin Trains supports SMEs with rail blazing booking tool

Virgin Trains supports SMEs with rail blazing booking tool

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2016 10:00 BST

Virgin Trains today announced the launch of its free booking portal for SMEs, Railblazers. The self booking tool lets businesses reserve all their rail journeys from a single website available 24/7. Companies can add users and departments to the account to enable one central train travel tool for the whole business.

Virgin Trains helps pupils keep on track for an even better education

Virgin Trains helps pupils keep on track for an even better education

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2016 13:15 BST

A breakfast club has been launched at a Tyneside school today by Virgin Trains and the Greggs Foundation. The club will provide a healthy meal and a great start to the school day for more than 100 pupils at Denbigh Community Primary School in Howdon, Wallsend.

Virgin Trains champions British produce to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday
Virgin sows seeds of success for environment awards

Virgin sows seeds of success for environment awards

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2016 12:48 BST

Virgin Trains helps local community in its bid to win a prestigious national Britain in Bloom award - and creates a fantastic flower-packed welcome for visitors to Durham station.

Virgin Trains launches its ground-breaking entertainment portal – on-board entertainment beamed straight to your device

Virgin Trains launches its ground-breaking entertainment portal – on-board entertainment beamed straight to your device

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains is today launching its industry-leading, complimentary on-board entertainment service, which is streamed directly to customers’ own devices.

25% off Advance Fares to Kendal Calling

25% off Advance Fares to Kendal Calling

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2016 16:33 BST

• Virgin Trains is returning as the official travel partner of Kendal Calling • A 25% discount is available on advance fares to Penrith North Lakes • Kendal Calling runs from 28th – 31st July • Headliners include Rudimental, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and Kelis

Virgin Trains offers discounts to Lost Village Festival goers

Virgin Trains offers discounts to Lost Village Festival goers

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2016 09:11 BST

Virgin Trains has discounted fares for festival goers travelling on the East Coast mainline to this summer’s Lost Village Festival. First and standard class tickets have been discounted by 20 per cent and are available to buy between now and May 26 for travel to and from Newark Northgate between May 27 and 29, 2016.

Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2016 08:58 BST

Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares that are live now with prices starting from £10. It is offering up to 50% off train travel to Bangor (closest Virgin Trains stop to the festival) and is adapting its current timetable to accommodate festival goers, with more direct services from London Euston to Bangor and ensuring that services across the country are connected.

Virgin Trains’ new cross-border services prompt surge in bookings

Virgin Trains’ new cross-border services prompt surge in bookings

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2016 11:15 BST

Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell has welcomed Virgin Trains' new cross- border timetable, which has prompted a surge in bookings.

Virgin Trains pledges to donate at least £100,000 to The Mental Health Foundation

Virgin Trains pledges to donate at least £100,000 to The Mental Health Foundation

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2016 09:04 BST

Virgin Trains on the West Coast has today announced an initiative that will see 10p of every Hot Drink & Cake deal sold on-board donated to The Mental Health Foundation, the train operator’s official charity partner. These donations will serve as the first step in a commitment to contribute £100,000 over the next two years.

Virgin Trains' sandwich is not just any sandwich; it's Sandwich of the Year

Virgin Trains' sandwich is not just any sandwich; it's Sandwich of the Year

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 19:35 BST

Virgin Trains has been recognised in two categories at the British Sandwich Awards: The Sammies 2016.

Virgin Trains wins at Marketing Week Awards

Virgin Trains wins at Marketing Week Awards

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 17:00 BST

​Virgin Trains has scooped a second award for its partnership with Festival No. 6 – this time at the Marketing Week Awards 2016.

Virgin Trains’ new advert continues quest for glory

Virgin Trains’ new advert continues quest for glory

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2016 11:27 BST

Virgin Trains will air the second TVC in its ‘Be Bound for Glory’ campaign, which sees the brand pay homage to the Virgin-enabled achievements and capabilities of the everyday passenger. The new creative continues to build on Virgin Trains’ insight that long-distance travel is always for something important, and it’s crucial to arrive in top form.

Prime Minister visits Azuma!

Prime Minister visits Azuma!

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2016 14:24 BST

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has seen for himself the Virgin Azuma, the new train which will revolutionise services on the East Coast. The train is the first to be shown in a Virgin livery and was unveiled at King’s Cross by Richard Branson in March.

Virgin Trains remembers fallen Railwaymen

Virgin Trains remembers fallen Railwaymen

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 16:12 BST

A memorial to 87 railwaymen who lost their lives in the Great War from 1914 – 1918 was unveiled at Manchester Piccadilly station today.

Virgin Trains sets new standard for punctuality transparency

Virgin Trains sets new standard for punctuality transparency

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2016 00:01 BST

• First train operator to publish comprehensive punctuality data • New customer-friendly charts show how likely your service is to be early, on time or late • Punctuality data uses the ‘Right Time’ standard – far tougher than current industry practice

Virgin Trains signs sponsorship deal with Darlington Football Club

Virgin Trains signs sponsorship deal with Darlington Football Club

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 17:30 BST

Virgin Trains has teamed up with Darlington Football Club in a two-year deal which will see the train company feature on all first team and replica kits.