Tag / regional news
Press Releases • Apr 20, 2018 13:07 BST
Wolverhampton Bobsled speeds down to London ahead of this Sunday’s London Marathon with Jane Sutton, mother of inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton MBE, and team mates hoping to raise £10k for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Press Releases • Apr 16, 2018 09:00 BST
Virgin Trains gets behind 'Bee in the City', Manchester’s city-wide public art trail, an event that is expected to attract over 1 million visitors to city centre this summer with the aim of raising money for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s ‘We Love MCR’ Charity.
Press Releases • Apr 03, 2018 09:15 BST
A Virgin Trains Station Announcer based at Preston is switching his microphone for the wrestling ring at the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the next two weeks.
Press Releases • Mar 27, 2018 12:29 BST
Virgin Trains name train to commemorate 50 years of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Serving Fusiliers and veterans were welcomed on board before it then made its journey North to Newcastle for an official welcome ceremony, with customers treated to some tunes from the Band of the Fusiliers as the train headed north.
Press Releases • Mar 19, 2018 15:01 GMT
Virgin Trains has named one of its trains after one of Scotland’s most famous cultural icons in celebration of its role in serving Glasgow.
Press Releases • Mar 17, 2018 00:01 GMT
Virgin Trains has created a unique guide to the “MarmaLake” District to celebrate the World’s Original Marmalade Festival & Awards, which take place in Penrith this weekend.
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
Spring into action this season with over half a million tickets up for grabs in the Virgin Trains Spring Seat Sale
Press Releases • Mar 12, 2018 08:51 GMT
• Up to 52% off selected First and Standard advance fares • Cheapest tickets start from only £5 in the five-day seat sale from Thursday 15th March • Tickets available for travel between Tuesday 3rd April and Friday 1st June 2018
Press Releases • Mar 08, 2018 18:00 GMT
A member of the Virgin Trains team at Carlisle is taking to two wheels to ride across India, after doubling his fundraising target.
Press Releases • Feb 28, 2018 17:43 GMT
Virgin Trains delivers 100 Scouse meals to The Whitechapel Centre for the homeless in Liverpool to mark Global Scouse Day.
Press Releases • Feb 28, 2018 09:25 GMT
Virgin Trains has launched its first ever capped fares of £29* between Leeds and London, meaning customers can bag a bargain when buying up to a week in advance. With immediate effect, Virgin Trains on the east coast will launch the first scheme of its kind to its customers travelling direct between Leeds and the capital.
Press Releases • Feb 19, 2018 09:02 GMT
Press Releases • Feb 14, 2018 00:01 GMT
New figures from Virgin Trains show journeys between Chester and London have broken through the half a million mark, setting a record for the number of journeys taken by train.
Press Releases • Jan 22, 2018 08:00 GMT
Press Releases • Dec 16, 2017 00:01 GMT
A new timetable by Virgin Trains will see the biggest boost to Saturday services in more than 25 years from today (Saturday). More frequent services to and from destinations including Leeds, York and Edinburgh will mean customers will benefit from a similar frequency of services to those enjoyed on weekdays.
Press Releases • Dec 06, 2017 13:00 GMT
World Champion cyclist Mark Cavendish MBE jumped into Virgin Trains’ driving seat as he sped up the country to the route launch for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018.
Press Releases • Dec 01, 2017 10:00 GMT
A Virgin Trains employee at Carlisle is gearing up to take part in his first ever cycling challenge halfway across the world, whilst raising thousands of pounds for charity.
Press Releases • Nov 17, 2017 12:30 GMT
Virgin Trains has played its part in the reopening of an Edwardian theatre by naming a train “Darlington Hippodrome”. The Darlington Hippodrome theatre is a few minutes’ walk from the town’s main railway station and has links to the railway going back 110 years. It will reopen tomorrow after an eighteen month £12.3m restoration project.
Press Releases • Oct 15, 2017 08:00 BST
Virgin Trains and the Birmingham Literature Festival hosts a flash fiction event with a difference. Guests treated to a First Class experience, travelling to Birmingham International before tucking into Virgin Trains' popular First Class menu, and then entertained acclaimed author Stuart Maconie who delivers a witty and evocative short story inspired by his recent trip on Virgin Trains.
Press Releases • Sep 17, 2017 07:00 BST
A new garden at Penrith station, Cumbria has been created to welcome an entirely different type of local commuter, thanks to the work of Virgin Trains and 25 local gardeners.