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Virgin Trains’ wins prestigious Public Transport Operator of the Year at Scottish Transport Awards

Virgin Trains’ wins prestigious Public Transport Operator of the Year at Scottish Transport Awards

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.

Virgin Trains announces new joint integrated campaign

Virgin Trains announces new joint integrated campaign

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.

Virgin Trains helps bring 9-year-old Amelie’s menu to life

Virgin Trains helps bring 9-year-old Amelie’s menu to life

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.

Virgin Trains’ “steam team” lays new foundations at world’s first commercial railway

Virgin Trains’ “steam team” lays new foundations at world’s first commercial railway

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.

Sir Richard Branson calls for start-ups to revolutionise rail travel

Sir Richard Branson calls for start-ups to revolutionise rail travel

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

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

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

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Over 80,000* bargain Virgin Trains tickets available for May half term

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).

Virgin Trains adds extra trains and increases availability of its lowest fares at weekends

Virgin Trains adds extra trains and increases availability of its lowest fares at weekends

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 10:00 BST

• Additional 115,000 seats available for £16 between Leeds and London on Saturdays

Virgin Trains unveils one-stop-shop for UK and European getaways

Virgin Trains unveils one-stop-shop for UK and European getaways

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2017 12:28 BST

• Train tickets, accommodation and attractions can be booked online all in one place – saving time and money • Planning summer escapes is a breeze with hundreds of online packages available

Virgin Trains partners with Virgin StartUp to put start-ups on the track to growth

Virgin Trains partners with Virgin StartUp to put start-ups on the track to growth

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2017 11:55 BST

Business accelerator programme Platform X will give talented start-ups a platform to grow and help transform the future of rail journeys

Doncaster Rovers and Virgin Trains in a league of their own with new shirt sponsorship deal

Doncaster Rovers and Virgin Trains in a league of their own with new shirt sponsorship deal

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2017 13:45 BST

• Doncaster Rovers announce new signing: Virgin Trains confirmed as shirt sponsor

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018.

Virgin Trains delivers extra seats on its North Wales route

Virgin Trains delivers extra seats on its North Wales route

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 14:30 BST

Virgin Trains is strengthening services along the North Wales route (services to/from Holyhead) with double Voyager trains to increase capacity for customers, as part of its improvements to its timetable on the west coast.

New fares save Virgin Trains customers £7.1m a year

New fares save Virgin Trains customers £7.1m a year

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2017 08:45 BST

Virgin Trains on the east coast has today announced that customers will be able to take advantage of cheaper advance ticket prices and seat reservations on the day of travel. Based on the number of walk-up fares currently bought by customers, Virgin Trains has calculated that the changes could save customers £7.1m a year.

Virgin Trains carries Perth’s City of Culture bid to London

Virgin Trains carries Perth’s City of Culture bid to London

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2017 12:09 BST

Perth’s bid for 2021 City of Culture status was seen off in style today by Virgin Trains.

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2017 13:12 BST

A new alehouse which has opened at Doncaster station hopes to draw on local history and heritage. The Draughtsman has seen the renovation of an old buffet room into a fantastic new facility for customers.

Virgin Trains runs extra service to support Tour de Yorkshire

Virgin Trains runs extra service to support Tour de Yorkshire

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2017 14:15 BST

An extra train service from London King's Cross to Harrogate on Saturday will take cycling fans to the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire race. Virgin Trains is also sponsoring the annual Tour's pink King and Queen of the Mountains Classification jerseys for both the men and women's races.

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   •   Apr 25, 2017 10:20 BST

Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares set to go live on 25 April with prices starting from £10. It is offering up to 50% off train travel and is adapting its current timetable to accommodate festival goers, with more direct services from London Euston to Bangor.

Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid

Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2017 07:30 BST

Virgin Trains will partner with the French high speed operator, SNCF, in its bid for the West Coast Partnership. This will see the expertise of Virgin, Stagecoach and SNCF brought together to compete for the combined West Coast / HS2 franchise.

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 17:38 BST

• Planned strike action on the east coast route due Friday 28th & Saturday 29th postponed • Virgin Trains repeats reassurances that customer-centred revolution will continue