Tag / regional news
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.
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
Press Releases • Jul 20, 2018 15:20 BST
Virgin Trains gets bee-hind Manchester’s city-wide public art trail by naming one its Pendolino trains ‘Bee Together’ and launches a children’s competition to design a baby bee. The winner will see their creation brought to life and presented to them as a 'money can't buy' prize.
Press Releases • Jul 16, 2018 10:17 BST
Press Releases • May 29, 2018 08:00 BST
Virgin Trains is hosting an exciting large-scale treasure hunt for families in Leeds during the half term break and is inviting all families to take part next Wednesday, May 30.
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.
Press Releases • May 21, 2018 17:00 BST
Virgin Trains has named one of its Pendolinos Blackpool Belle to celebrate the launch of its first electric services to and from the resort today (Monday 21 May).
Press Releases • May 15, 2018 09:05 BST
Virgin Trains has recreated its iconic Pendolino train on Blackpool beach to celebrate its first visit to the seaside resort today.
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.
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.