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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

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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

Virgin Trains will help Newcastle United fans get home

Virgin Trains will help Newcastle United fans get home

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 16:38 BST

Virgin Trains will run an additional late night service to help Newcastle United fans get home from the club’s opening game of the season. Fans heading to Fulham's Craven Cottage ground for the Championship's opening match on Friday 5 August will be able to take advantage of an 11.17pm departure from London King's Cross to stations in the North East.

Virgin Trains promotes science subjects to children

Virgin Trains promotes science subjects to children

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 12:14 BST

Virgin Trains and the University of York have piloted a workshop to promote "STEM" (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects to children. The train operator plans to roll out the workshop to schools in communities along its east coast route.

Youngsters imagine the Train of the Future

Youngsters imagine the Train of the Future

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2016 08:00 BST

• Six winning ideas to inspire future developments of the new Azuma train • Ideas include personalised pods, solar powered propulsion and pets’ pads

Melton Mowbray dairy’s cheese chosen for Virgin Trains’ menu
Bryn Williams serves up surprise on board Virgin Trains

Bryn Williams serves up surprise on board Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2016 16:00 BST

Chef Bryn Williams greeted customers on board a train to North Wales, serving them dishes from his latest menu in collaboration with Virgin Trains.

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Escape for less with the Virgin Trains Summer Seat Sale

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2016 13:21 BST

This summer, bargain hunting customers will once again see the arrival of the much-anticipated Virgin Trains three-day Summer Seat Sale. From Tuesday 5th July to Thursday 7th July, prices on First and Standard class seats will be slashed on the rail operator’s West Coast route.