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Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

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).

Virgin Trains builds Pendolino sand sculpture ahead of train’s historic first visit to Blackpool

Virgin Trains builds Pendolino sand sculpture ahead of train’s historic first visit to Blackpool

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.

Virgin Trains becomes the first travel company in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa
Record year for Virgin Trains on the West Midlands to London route

Record year for Virgin Trains on the West Midlands to London route

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Virgin Trains confirms industrial action called off
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.

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New lick of paint for Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

New lick of paint for Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

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.

Record year for Virgin Trains on the London to Liverpool route

Record year for Virgin Trains on the London to Liverpool route

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.

Virgin Trains' travellers are first past the post in Ebor Festival fashion stakes

Virgin Trains' travellers are first past the post in Ebor Festival fashion stakes

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.

Virgin Trains urges customers to think ahead this August bank holiday during London Euston closure

Virgin Trains urges customers to think ahead this August bank holiday during London Euston closure

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains is advising customers wishing to travel over the August Bank Holiday via its east coast and west coast routes to plan their journeys and reserve seats in advance.