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Press Releases • Oct 16, 2018 16:29 BST
Former Blue Peter presenters including Peter Purves, Konnie Huq, Janet Ellis, Liz Slater and Richard Bacon jump onboard the newly named Virgin Train 'Blue Peter' as they head up to Manchester to celebrate 60 years of the world's longest running TV shows.
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.
War widow discovers long-lost grave of war hero grandfather after chance encounter on Virgin Trains service
Press Releases • Oct 02, 2018 16:45 BST
FOR Rita Armin, the whereabouts of her Grandfather’s grave after he died fighting in World War One remained a 100-year-old mystery which her family had given up on solving. But thanks to a chance encounter with a Virgin Trains employee, Mrs Armin was able to piece together the final resting place of the man she never met.
Press Releases • Sep 21, 2018 14:49 BST
Virgin Trains helps to bring youngsters design to life, to mark the last weekend of Manchester's Bee in the City art trail. The last ever bee was created by 15 year old Talia Hasid, with the help of local artist Jodie Silverman and passing customers at Manchester Piccadilly station.
Press Releases • Sep 03, 2018 12:15 BST
Birmingham International Train Station officially renamed in partnership with Virgin Trains ahead of the launch of the Bear Grylls Adventure. The station will bear the name 'Bearmingham International' for one week to mark the one month to the opening of the exciting new attraction.
Press Releases • Aug 24, 2018 15:35 BST
Virgin Trains has invited a railway fan making his first visit to Manchester Pride on board its specially decorated #RideWithPride train, as it transports hundreds of visitors to the city for a long weekend of celebrations.
Press Releases • Aug 22, 2018 15:40 BST
Two Royal Air Force veterans who served in the Second World War have launched a specially-named Virgin Trains service from Holyhead Station in Anglesey.
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.