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WWII veterans launch Virgin Trains’ RAF train in North Wales

WWII veterans launch Virgin Trains’ RAF train in North Wales

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 15:40 BST

Two Royal Air Force veterans who served in the Second World War have launched a specially-named Virgin Trains service from Holyhead Station in Anglesey.

Virgin Trains Customers set to benefit from new transport partnership in the West Midlands

Virgin Trains Customers set to benefit from new transport partnership in the West Midlands

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2018 09:00 BST

Sustainable transport initiatives the focus of new partnership alliance as Virgin Trains commits to closer working relationship with key West Midlands stakeholders.

Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer a big hit with Virgin Trains’ customers

Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer a big hit with Virgin Trains’ customers

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2018 16:00 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with Iron Maiden and Robinsons to offer the award winning Trooper beer onboard all its services. Lead singer Bruce Dickinson travelled in the cab of one of a Virgin Trains Pendolino from London to Stockport to help launch the partnership. Virgin Trains customers are in with a chance to win tickets to see Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Tour live this summer

Virgin Trains is first train operator to introduce digital Season Tickets

Virgin Trains is first train operator to introduce digital Season Tickets

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 11:42 BST

Virgin Trains has become the first UK train operator to offer digital Season Tickets, as they move one step closer to getting rid of orange tickets altogether.

Joel Dommett discovers the best of the West (Coast) in new video series from Virgin Trains

Joel Dommett discovers the best of the West (Coast) in new video series from Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 00:01 BST

Tuesday 24th July – Virgin Trains has today released the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series. Hosted by top comedian and TV personality, Joel Dommett, the videos see Joel discovering all the best – lesser known – things to see, do, eat and drink on a summer weekend getaway to five of the most popular destinations along the Virgin Trains route.

Virgin Trains names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

Virgin Trains names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2018 15:20 BST

Virgin Trains gets bee-hind Manchester’s city-wide public art trail by naming one its Pendolino trains ‘Bee Together’ and launches a children’s competition to design a baby bee. The winner will see their creation brought to life and presented to them as a 'money can't buy' prize.

Virgin’s Pride train rides into Glasgow for city’s celebrations

Virgin’s Pride train rides into Glasgow for city’s celebrations

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2018 12:00 BST

Virgin Trains’ specially decorated Pride train has travelled to Glasgow as the festival took place in Scotland’s biggest city this weekend.

Virgin Trains gives ticket restrictions the boot to get fans home

Virgin Trains gives ticket restrictions the boot to get fans home

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2018 11:10 BST

Today Virgin Trains are removing ticket restrictions on all of its services to help England fans get home earlier for tonight’s semi-final match against Croatia.

Virgin Trains completes handover of East Coast business to LNER

Virgin Trains completes handover of East Coast business to LNER

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2018 07:02 BST

Virgin Trains will hand over the reins of the East Coast business to London North Eastern Railway (LNER) this weekend, after a successful demobilisation operation focussed on delivering continuity for customers.

Virgin Trains remembers Royal Navy train that served Crewe during World Wars

Virgin Trains remembers Royal Navy train that served Crewe during World Wars

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2018 11:00 BST

Virgin Trains has unveiled a commemorative plaque at Crewe station, recognising the important role the Royal Naval train played in transporting soldiers and sailors along the West Coast Main Line, over 100 years ago.

Virgin Trains launches new partnership with Uber to encourage people to leave their cars at home

Virgin Trains launches new partnership with Uber to encourage people to leave their cars at home

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains is today launching a new partnership with Uber to enable passengers to easily request a ride to the station and on arrival at their destination.

Virgin Trains brings family treasure hunt to Leeds

Virgin Trains brings family treasure hunt to Leeds

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2018 08:00 BST

Virgin Trains is hosting an exciting large-scale treasure hunt for families in Leeds during the half term break and is inviting all families to take part next Wednesday, May 30.

Virgin Trains unveils its Summer of Pride

Virgin Trains unveils its Summer of Pride

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2018 10:00 BST

Virgin Trains onboard to tackle cycle of reoffending

Virgin Trains onboard to tackle cycle of reoffending

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2018 12:33 BST

Virgin Trains fully behind a new Release Scotland partnership aimed at unlocking the potential of people with criminal convictions which has won the backing of business leaders, charities and the Scottish Government.

Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2018 17:00 BST

Virgin Trains has named one of its Pendolinos Blackpool Belle to celebrate the launch of its first electric services to and from the resort today (Monday 21 May).

Virgin Trains builds Pendolino sand sculpture ahead of train’s historic first visit to Blackpool

Virgin Trains builds Pendolino sand sculpture ahead of train’s historic first visit to Blackpool

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2018 09:05 BST

Virgin Trains has recreated its iconic Pendolino train on Blackpool beach to celebrate its first visit to the seaside resort today.

Virgin Trains becomes the first travel company in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa
Record year for Virgin Trains on the West Midlands to London route

Record year for Virgin Trains on the West Midlands to London route

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2018 12:20 BST

Virgin Trains report record number of journeys on the West Midlands to London, up 4.6% year on year to 12.2m. A third more journeys were made on the route compared to five years ago, the growth driven by improvements in customer service and increased popularity of advance fares which has seen the average price paid by customers fall in the last twelve months.

A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 13:07 BST

Wolverhampton Bobsled speeds down to London ahead of this Sunday’s London Marathon with Jane Sutton, mother of inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton MBE, and team mates hoping to raise £10k for Teenage Cancer Trust.