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Beat Black Friday with Virgin Trains’ bumper seat sale

Beat Black Friday with Virgin Trains’ bumper seat sale

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2016 00:01 GMT

200,000 discounted tickets up for grabs for east coast journeys Prices from as little as £5 each way for Standard Class and £20 each way for First Class Discounted tickets on sale between Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 November

George Clarke opens Virgin Trains’ amazing community space

George Clarke opens Virgin Trains’ amazing community space

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2016 12:15 GMT

Television presenter and architect George Clarke has opened Virgin Trains’ new “amazing community space” in Durham station today. George, who hosts Channel 4’s “Amazing Spaces” programme, said he was delighted that the room would be open to communities and had been named after Durham Cathedral – the building which inspired him to pursue a career in architecture.

Train saluted by The Fusiliers

Train saluted by The Fusiliers

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 14:18 GMT

Virgin Trains and The Fusiliers dedicated a train journey today to those who have served their country in the Armed Forces. Army personnel and reservists saluted the train at stations from Berwick through to London King’s Cross 100 years to the day since the end of the Battle of the Somme.

Virgin Trains puts on additional services for Lincoln Christmas Market
Virgin Trains sees surge in cross-border travel after timetable improvements

Virgin Trains sees surge in cross-border travel after timetable improvements

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2016 06:00 GMT

Virgin Trains has seen a surge in cross-border rail travel after investing in 42 new services connecting Edinburgh to Newcastle and London. More than 5000 additional Virgin Trains passengers are crossing the border every week on the east coast route with since the timetable change in May, new figures show.

Virgin Trains unveils vision for station of the future

Virgin Trains unveils vision for station of the future

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 13:16 GMT

Birmingham International retail area is transformed thanks to £1m plus investment that sees the traditional booking office windows replaced with an open plan design, employing new technology to support the station team to deliver a range of customer benefits.

Virgin Trains to hold regular prison recruitment fairs
Virgin Trains urges Scottish football fans to plan ahead for England match

Virgin Trains urges Scottish football fans to plan ahead for England match

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 09:52 GMT

Virgin Trains is urging football fans to plan ahead as record numbers travel to London by rail for the Scotland-England match this Friday.

Virgin Trains comments on news that West Coast franchise will partner with HS2

Virgin Trains comments on news that West Coast franchise will partner with HS2

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2016 09:44 GMT

Virgin Trains acknowledges the Department for Transport’s announcement this morning that the new West Coast franchise will partner with HS2. The DfT has said that the new franchise will run from April 2019, and include the initial operation of high speed services. The current West Coast franchise ends in March 2018.

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West Midlanders find traffic jams on the M6 more stressful than Christmas shopping with the in-laws

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

New research revealed today shows that commuters who sit in traffic on the M6 find the experience twice as stressful as going to the dentist (14%), with an incredible 22 percent stating they feel more at ease on a first date.

Virgin Trains rivals airlines with Apple Wallet m-ticket offering

Virgin Trains rivals airlines with Apple Wallet m-ticket offering

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

• Virgin Trains is first train company to introduce Web to Wallet m-ticket option • Partnered with Trainline to launch similar system used by airlines • Next step towards eliminating the orange ticket completely

Virgin Trains adds late weekday London to York service
Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Leeds to London
Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Edinburgh and Newcastle
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Virgin Trains Launches The ‘Never-Ending Ticket’ - The World’s First Ever Ticket Relay

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has today unveiled the world’s first ‘Never-Ending Ticket’, a special First Class ticket which will be continuously passed between customers, allowing each passenger a complimentary First Class journey with Virgin Trains on the West Coast.

Virgin Trains’ beer helps family-run baking business take off

Virgin Trains’ beer helps family-run baking business take off

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains' Hop on Board beer is helping one North East bread-baking business take off. The Family-run, Jar House, company has been using the tasty tipple to bake bread - and will hold a special beer and bread promotion at Virgin Train's regular Pop Up Shop event at Darlington station on 28 October.

Virgin Trains launches in-station navigation app

Virgin Trains launches in-station navigation app

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 10:00 BST

• Virgin Trains’ Explorer App marks a global first for the rail industry • Launch features include real-time positioning and sign translation to help customers navigate in-station environment • Navigation for the visually impaired, messaging capability, baggage tracking and real time travel data amongst future features

Virgin Trains launches cheeky campaign to demonstrate why taking the train is a far better ride

Virgin Trains launches cheeky campaign to demonstrate why taking the train is a far better ride

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 09:30 BST

Risqué campaign continues drive to encourage the public to travel by train rather than plane or car

Virgin Trains releases more low fares to support Harrogate Christmas Market

Virgin Trains releases more low fares to support Harrogate Christmas Market

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has today released many low priced fares for its special services from London King's Cross to Harrogate to support the North Yorkshire town's traditional Christmas Market on the weekend of 19/20 November.

More than 15,000 apply for Virgin Trains Azuma driver jobs

More than 15,000 apply for Virgin Trains Azuma driver jobs

News   •   Oct 19, 2016 10:43 BST

More than 15,000 candidates have applied to drive Virgin Trains’ revolutionary new Azuma trains following the biggest recruitment drive on the east coast route since the 1980s.