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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.
Press Releases • Sep 16, 2017 09:11 BST
Virgin Trains' iconic Pendolino new look appears in service for the very first time. The refreshing design will be applied to all 56 trains in the fleet, the last due out of Widnes' Alstom facility in December 2019.
Press Releases • Sep 14, 2017 12:11 BST
Virgin Trains has been unveiled as a premier partner of next year’s Great Exhibition of the North. The Government-backed Exhibition, which will take place in NewcastleGateshead, celebrates art and culture, design and innovation from across the North of England.
Press Releases • Sep 12, 2017 11:52 BST
Virgin Trains will run an additional late night service to help Doncaster Rovers fans get home after the club’s prestigious Carabao Cup match away against Arsenal on Wednesday 20 September. Tickets have gone on sale today and fans are urged to book as soon as they can, with fares starting from just £50 return.
Press Releases • Sep 01, 2017 10:30 BST
Virgin Trains sees record numbers travelling between Liverpool and London as journeys top 1.75m, up 11% year on year. For the first time, more people travel to Liverpool than London, the growth driven by improvements in customer service. Virgin Trains service crucial to the region says Liverpool Vision with a third more journeys made on the route compared to five years ago.
Press Releases • Aug 23, 2017 14:18 BST
Customers of Virgin Trains have been strutting their stuff on a catwalk at York station today ahead of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Virgin Trains, which is co-sponsoring the Best Dressed Couple award each day of the four-day festival, will be at York Racecourse to hand out goodies and 30% off vouchers for travel on its services.
Press Releases • Aug 19, 2017 00:01 BST
Press Releases • Aug 11, 2017 15:00 BST
Today Virgin Trains welcomed a couple at Carlisle, who are travelling to all railway stations in Britain for a project entitled ‘All The Stations’, which sees them visit 2,563 stations over 14 weeks.
Press Releases • Jul 20, 2017 13:28 BST
Virgin Trains welcomed the US Ambassador to the UK to Newcastle where he launched an exhibition of photographs from the battlefields of World War One.
Press Releases • Jul 20, 2017 00:01 BST
Press Releases • Jul 17, 2017 11:19 BST
Forty years of High Speed Trains at Virgin Trains' Bounds Green depot is commemorated with the naming of a Class 91 engine.
Press Releases • Jul 10, 2017 11:26 BST
Virgin Trains is supporting plans to transform the forecourt of Doncaster station into an attractive pedestrianised area. It plans to create a glazed canopy to provide shelter for customers accessing a new taxi rank and drop off which will complement a new partially grassed area outside of the station.