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A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

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.

Virgin Trains buzzing to support Manchester’s Bee in the City

Virgin Trains buzzing to support Manchester’s Bee in the City

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.

Virgin Trains Station Announcer swaps West Coast for Wrestling ring in Gold Coast

Virgin Trains Station Announcer swaps West Coast for Wrestling ring in Gold Coast

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.

All aboard The Fusiliers Express

All aboard The Fusiliers Express

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.

Virgin Trains names train after Scottish cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Virgin Trains names train after Scottish cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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.

Virgin Trains offers a flavour of the “MarmaLake” District

Virgin Trains offers a flavour of the “MarmaLake” District

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.

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

Spring into action this season with over half a million tickets up for grabs in the Virgin Trains Spring Seat Sale

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

Virgin Trains Station Announcer pedals past fundraising target for charity bike ride

Virgin Trains Station Announcer pedals past fundraising target for charity bike ride

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.

Virgin Trains treats Liverpool’s homeless to a Global Scouse Day meal

Virgin Trains treats Liverpool’s homeless to a Global Scouse Day meal

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.

Ditch the car thanks to Virgin Trains’ new ‘Mighty Fine 29’ capped fares between Leeds and London

Ditch the car thanks to Virgin Trains’ new ‘Mighty Fine 29’ capped fares between Leeds and London

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.

Virgin Trains and HMP Northumberland transform old uniforms in pioneering recycle scheme
Soaring Chester visitor numbers help set a new record for Virgin Trains

Soaring Chester visitor numbers help set a new record for Virgin Trains

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.

Newcastle Pioneers New ‘Life-Splicing’ Trend to Get Stuff Done
Saturday services transformed on Virgin Trains’ east coast route

Saturday services transformed on Virgin Trains’ east coast route

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.

‘Cav’ catches Virgin Trains’ cab to Tour de Yorkshire launch

‘Cav’ catches Virgin Trains’ cab to Tour de Yorkshire launch

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.

Virgin Trains employee gears up for charity bike ride with a chain of fundraising events

Virgin Trains employee gears up for charity bike ride with a chain of fundraising events

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.

Virgin Trains helps set the stage for theatre revival

Virgin Trains helps set the stage for theatre revival

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.

Virgin Trains Ticket to Write

Virgin Trains Ticket to Write

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.

Virgin Trains creates a buzz at Penrith station with new bee garden

Virgin Trains creates a buzz at Penrith station with new bee garden

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.