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David Baddiel’s unique children’s story arrives on Virgin Trains

David Baddiel’s unique children’s story arrives on Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2016 09:40 BST

Virgin Trains will launch tomorrow (7th September) its first-of-a-kind children’s story, The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train, written by comedian and award-winning children’s author, David Baddiel, in his role as Virgin Trains’ ‘Summer Author’. The exclusive story has been brought to life with drawings from by award-winning illustrator Jim Field.

Virgin Trains to offer a range of milk drinks for customers on the moo-ve!

Virgin Trains to offer a range of milk drinks for customers on the moo-ve!

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2016 10:15 BST

New tasty treats are the latest ingredient to make travel by train even more tempting

Virgin Trains adds sparkle to onboard food bar and standard class menu

Virgin Trains adds sparkle to onboard food bar and standard class menu

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2016 10:00 BST

Rail operator continues its transformation of customer experience onboard its trains

Virgin Trains celebrates Manchester Pride

Virgin Trains celebrates Manchester Pride

Press Releases   •   Aug 26, 2016 16:00 BST

This weekend Virgin Trains is celebrating Manchester Pride with an exclusive sweet treat on board its trains.

Virgin Trains clarifies Labour Leader’s claim of “ram-packed” service

Virgin Trains clarifies Labour Leader’s claim of “ram-packed” service

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 13:40 BST

Seats were available on the train in which Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was filmed sitting on the floor, Virgin Trains has found. CCTV footage taken from the train on August 11 shows Mr Corbyn and his team walked past empty, unreserved seats in coach H before walking through the rest of the train to the far end, where his team sat on the floor and started filming.

Virgin Trains’ apprentices join “steam team”

Virgin Trains’ apprentices join “steam team”

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2016 10:01 BST

Engineering apprentices from Virgin Trains are helping to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive in Darlington. Virgin Trains is sponsoring the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust which plans to operate passenger services with steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales from 2021 .

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2016 14:49 BST

Virgin Trains has welcomed the decision of the RMT to suspend industrial action planned to start on Friday and resume discussions around proposed changes to improve customer experience.

Virgin Trains provides the setting for artists to shine

Virgin Trains provides the setting for artists to shine

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2016 15:33 BST

Virgin Trains has helped provide the setting for North East artists to put on a show for customers at Newcastle Central Station today. A dozen artists displayed their work as part of the inaugural "Northbound" exhibition within the station.

Virgin Trains promises normal timetable during RMT strike action on the east coast

Virgin Trains promises normal timetable during RMT strike action on the east coast

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2016 11:46 BST

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a full timetable during the industrial action announced today by the RMT. The union says its members will walk-out for three 24hr stoppages on the east coast route on Friday 19th August, Friday 26th August and Monday 29th August. In addition there is an overtime ban on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August.

Huge first and standard class discounts on half a million tickets on Virgin Trains

Huge first and standard class discounts on half a million tickets on Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Aug 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Enjoy a break to the east coast for less with Virgin Trains’ nifty 50 per cent seat sale

Virgin Trains promises normal timetable during any RMT strike action on the east coast

Virgin Trains promises normal timetable during any RMT strike action on the east coast

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2016 12:15 BST

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a full timetable during any RMT strike action. The union has announced its members on the east coast route have voted in favour of industrial action, though no strike has yet been called.

Virgin Trains backs campaign to Love Wordsworth Country this summer

Virgin Trains backs campaign to Love Wordsworth Country this summer

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2016 15:36 BST

Virgin Trains has joined forces with the Wordsworth Trust to celebrate the beauty of the Lake District with an exclusive campaign.

Virgin Trains brings cheer as Brits forget how to laugh

Virgin Trains brings cheer as Brits forget how to laugh

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2016 10:30 BST

Comedy Coach unveiled at news that almost two-thirds of Brits haven’t had a good laugh in the last week

Virgin Trains sponsorship just the ticket for Darlington football fans

Virgin Trains sponsorship just the ticket for Darlington football fans

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2016 10:28 BST

Virgin Trains has teamed up with Darlington Football Club to offer its fans a fantastic 25% discount for bookings on its services. The club has released its official 2016-2017 season team photograph today, with its shirts now sponsored by Virgin Trains.

Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound Hull FC fans

Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound Hull FC fans

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2016 15:30 BST

An extra return service from Hull to London has been put on specially by Virgin Trains for Hull FC fans to enjoy their day out at Wembley Stadium in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final on 27 August.

Virgin Trains fleet refurbishment programme milestone achieved

Virgin Trains fleet refurbishment programme milestone achieved

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2016 09:00 BST

Refurbishment programme part of £40 million investment pledge to improve current fleet

Virgin Trains welcomes Audley Harrison to lend a hand

Virgin Trains welcomes Audley Harrison to lend a hand

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2016 14:00 BST

• Audley Harrison serves up surprise to Virgin Trains’ customers

David Baddiel boards Virgin Trains to become Summer Author with exclusive story for children

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 08:15 BST

Virgin Trains today unveiled David Baddiel as its new ‘Summer Author’. The comedian and award-winning children’s author of The Parent Agency and The Person Controller will have a unique role writing a children’s story inspired by some of the customers he meets as he journeys across the UK on Virgin Trains, which will then be brought to life by award-winning illustrator, Jim Field.

Virgin Trains launches toolkit to help businesses employ ex-offenders
Devon based farm supplies cheddar cheese for Virgin Trains’ new onboard menu

Devon based farm supplies cheddar cheese for Virgin Trains’ new onboard menu

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2016 09:21 BST

• Quicke’s cheddar cheese will be served to customers in First Class • The cheese joins new menu that has been developed exclusively for Virgin Trains by award-winning chef James Martin