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Virgin Trains statement

Virgin Trains statement

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 07:00 BST

Virgin Trains express disappointment at the Department for Transport's decision to disqualify their bid for the West Coast Partnership

Virgin Trains on course for 50m passengers ahead of HS2 after breaking new records

Virgin Trains on course for 50m passengers ahead of HS2 after breaking new records

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 09:37 BST

Virgin Trains has broken new passenger records after nearly doubling rail industry growth levels. Nearly 40 million journeys were made over the last year (2018/19) on the route connecting London to major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Preston and Glasgow, a 3.1% increase on the previous year and up by nearly 10m compared with six years previously.

Virtual carriage could be the future for new recruits at Virgin Trains

Virtual carriage could be the future for new recruits at Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 07:00 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with students to help develop virtual reality technology to aid training in health and safety for new recruits.

JAM card introduced by Virgin Trains for customers with communications barriers

JAM card introduced by Virgin Trains for customers with communications barriers

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 16:13 GMT

Virgin Trains has become the first travel company outside of Northern Ireland to introduce a ground-breaking initiative for people with communication barriers. Standing for “Just a Minute”, anyone with a JAM card can present it to Virgin Trains staff to let them know they have a communication barrier which could be a result of number of factors including autism or a learning difficulty.

Virgin Trains offers first Vegan Society-registered wrap

Virgin Trains offers first Vegan Society-registered wrap

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 00:01 GMT

​Virgin Trains has launched a new wrap approved by the Vegan Society after forming a partnership with the charity to provide more plant-based food.

Study finds criminal record tick box failing employers and job applicants

Study finds criminal record tick box failing employers and job applicants

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2019 09:12 GMT

Criminal record declarations often do little to accurately predict the risk of re-offending among potential recruits, new research has found. But asking people to declare convictions upfront may put people off applying for jobs whilst offering employers a false sense of security.

Virgin Trains offers first vegan-friendly train menu in UK

Virgin Trains offers first vegan-friendly train menu in UK

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 10:53 GMT

​Virgin Trains has been praised by campaigners after becoming the UK’s first train operator to offer a full vegan menu for all its customers on all services.

Virgin Trains scraps Friday afternoon peak restrictions

Virgin Trains scraps Friday afternoon peak restrictions

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 13:15 GMT

Following a three month trial, Virgin Trains has permanently lifted Friday afternoon restrictions from London Euston. Customers will see savings of more than £100 on walk-up fares to destinations on Virgin Trains route, whilst congestion of key evening services have been dramatically reduced as customers take advantage of travelling earlier in the day.

Virgin Trains helps to fight homelessness with ‘life changing’ coffee from Change Please

Virgin Trains helps to fight homelessness with ‘life changing’ coffee from Change Please

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2018 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has introduced ethically-sourced, award-winning coffee onboard from Change Please, which helps fight homelessness in UK. In addition, to change habits and help reduce waste, customers with reusable cups will receive a discount when purchasing a hot drink onboard a Virgin Trains service.

Investment in bodycams by Virgin Trains sees staff assaults drop by more than half

Investment in bodycams by Virgin Trains sees staff assaults drop by more than half

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2018 00:05 BST

Virgin Trains has become the first UK train operator to provide body worn cameras to cover all its frontline people, resulting in assaults on staff falling by more than half.

New café bar opens at Virgin Trains’ Stoke Station

New café bar opens at Virgin Trains’ Stoke Station

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 16:18 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with Titanic Brewery to open a new cafe bar at Stoke-on-Trent station. The new facility, which is open from early until late, offers a wide range of drinks and refreshments and is part of Virgin Trains' commitment to challenge traditional views around station management, bringing a new life the community and a boost for the local economy.

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.

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 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.

Virgin Trains wins at UK Rail Industry Awards 2018

Virgin Trains wins at UK Rail Industry Awards 2018

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has topped two categories for innovative projects on its east coast route at the UK Rail Industry Awards 2018.

Can't get a millennial railcard? Virgin Trains 'avo' solution...

Can't get a millennial railcard? Virgin Trains 'avo' solution...

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 08:42 GMT

• Bring an avocado when buying your Virgin Trains ticket and passengers aged 26 to 30 can get the same discount as offered by the millennial railcard – a third off most fares • The #Avocard is valid on all Virgin Trains West Coast journeys from today until midnight on 20th March • Offer valid on tickets purchased at ticket offices only – photo I.D. for proof of age required