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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 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.

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 welcomes Natasha Grice to the executive as People Director
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 seeks out future train drivers in the UK’s first train driver apprenticeship 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.

Virgin Trains runs majority of services today during unwarranted union   strike action on the west coast
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 confirms it will run majority of services during unwarranted union strike action on the west coast
Picture Paw-fect! All change as Jake the trainspotting dog models new Virgin Trains uniform
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.

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.

Virgin Trains welcomes ‘All The Stations’ couple on their railway journey

Virgin Trains welcomes ‘All The Stations’ couple on their railway journey

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.

Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2017 14:00 BST

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high

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Over 80,000* bargain Virgin Trains tickets available for May half term

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 15:58 BST

Families on the hunt for a good deal need look no further as Virgin Trains announces tens of thousands of cheap tickets on the west coast. The inexpensive fares are being sold for under £30 over May half term (from Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June inclusive).

Virgin Trains delivers extra seats on its North Wales route

Virgin Trains delivers extra seats on its North Wales route

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 14:30 BST

Virgin Trains is strengthening services along the North Wales route (services to/from Holyhead) with double Voyager trains to increase capacity for customers, as part of its improvements to its timetable on the west coast.

Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2017 10:20 BST

Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares set to go live on 25 April with prices starting from £10. It is offering up to 50% off train travel and is adapting its current timetable to accommodate festival goers, with more direct services from London Euston to Bangor.

Record numbers take the train to Cumbria, according to Virgin Trains

Record numbers take the train to Cumbria, according to Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 09:00 BST

New figures from Virgin Trains show that over half a million journeys (517,000) have been taken on trains between London and Cumbria in the last 12 months (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017).