News • Aug 02, 2017 08:51 BST
Virgin Trains is inviting customers to experience travel between Scotland and London in just eight minutes. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the intercity operator has released speeded-up footage showing the incredible sights viewed from the drivers’ cab on some of its most scenic routes.
Press Releases • Jul 20, 2017 13:28 BST
Virgin Trains welcomed the US Ambassador to the UK to Newcastle where he launched an exhibition of photographs from the battlefields of World War One.
Press Releases • Jul 20, 2017 00:01 BST
Press Releases • Jul 17, 2017 11:19 BST
Forty years of High Speed Trains at Virgin Trains' Bounds Green depot is commemorated with the naming of a Class 91 engine.
Press Releases • Jul 10, 2017 11:26 BST
Virgin Trains is supporting plans to transform the forecourt of Doncaster station into an attractive pedestrianised area. It plans to create a glazed canopy to provide shelter for customers accessing a new taxi rank and drop off which will complement a new partially grassed area outside of the station.
Award-winning Chef James Martin meets Yorkshire food producers featuring on Virgin Trains’ new seasonal east coast menu
Press Releases • Jul 06, 2017 18:12 BST
Press Releases • Jul 05, 2017 08:49 BST
Press Releases • Jul 05, 2017 00:01 BST
Virgin Trains makes cheaper advance tickets and seat reservations available on the day of travel on its west coast route
Press Releases • Jul 03, 2017 09:32 BST
A fifth of Virgin Trains customers have switched to mobile-friendly digital tickets after their launch on the west coast route last summer. More than 1.5 million digital tickets have been sold in the last three months alone, as customers respond positively to their simplicity and ease of use.
Press Releases • Jun 26, 2017 14:00 BST
New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high
It’s time to change: Virgin Trains joins fight to encourage people to talk about mental health issues
Press Releases • Jun 16, 2017 09:58 BST
Press Releases • Jun 16, 2017 02:00 BST
A Virgin Trains employee who intervened to stop the racist abuse of mum Sanaa Shahid and her four-year-old son has been honoured in a prestigious awards ceremony. Matt Litton, 42, was commended in the Frontline Employee of the Year category at the Scottish Transport Awards, organised by Transport Times, where he was praised for “standing up to intolerance”.
Press Releases • Jun 16, 2017 01:18 BST
Virgin Trains’ role in transforming rail journeys between Scotland and England has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in Glasgow. The intercity operator was named as Public Transport Operator of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards, cementing its reputation as the UK’s leading long-distance rail service.
Press Releases • Jun 12, 2017 09:00 BST
Virgin Trains today announces two new TVCs as part of an integrated campaign. The two new TV ads, which aired for the first time over the weekend, are part of a distinctive new campaign and approach that aims to drive customer appraisal and tackle alternative modes of transport head-on.
Press Releases • Jun 06, 2017 12:00 BST
Birmingham youngster is treated to a special day out in London after writing to Sir Richard Branson with suggestions for a new First Class Menu. The menu was brought to life by Virgin Trains and included the delights of a strawberry milkshake and crab surprise, a big favourite of Amelie's Mum who tucked in on their way down to the capital.
Press Releases • Jun 06, 2017 10:29 BST
Virgin Trains' "steam team" have volunteered to work as "navvies" on the world's first commercial railway. The volunteers took time out of the day job of helping Virgin Trains revolutionise train travel to drive steam trains and work trackside and in the train shed at Middleton Railway in Leeds.
Press Releases • May 30, 2017 09:00 BST
• Sir Richard Branson appeals to British start-ups to ‘change the face of rail travel’ • Virgin Trains and Virgin StartUp come together for a unique collaboration on Platform-X • Accelerator programme Platform-X will give talented start-ups a platform to grow and help transform the future of the railway
Press Releases • May 26, 2017 11:30 BST
An historic 1977 line-up of trains at York Station has been re-created to mark the evolution of express rail travel on the East Coast main line ahead of the new Virgin Azuma (Class 800) coming into service in 2018
Press Releases • May 16, 2017 15:58 BST
Families on the hunt for a good deal need look no further as Virgin Trains announces tens of thousands of cheap tickets on the west coast. The inexpensive fares are being sold for under £30 over May half term (from Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June inclusive).