Press Releases • Nov 19, 2018 07:34 GMT
THOUSANDS more shoppers are crossing the border with Virgin Trains to enjoy Glasgow’s Christmas attractions, new figures show. The number of people taking advantage of reduced day return fares from the North of England in the run up to the festive period has grown by more than a quarter in just three years.
Press Releases • Nov 13, 2018 11:44 GMT
A Virgin Trains employee has been motivating passengers at Crewe Station with a selection of self- penned motivational messages.
Press Releases • Nov 01, 2018 13:15 GMT
Following a three month trial, Virgin Trains has permanently lifted Friday afternoon restrictions from London Euston. Customers will see savings of more than £100 on walk-up fares to destinations on Virgin Trains route, whilst congestion of key evening services have been dramatically reduced as customers take advantage of travelling earlier in the day.
Press Releases • Oct 23, 2018 00:01 BST
Virgin Trains has introduced ethically-sourced, award-winning coffee onboard from Change Please, which helps fight homelessness in UK. In addition, to change habits and help reduce waste, customers with reusable cups will receive a discount when purchasing a hot drink onboard a Virgin Trains service.
Press Releases • Oct 17, 2018 00:05 BST
Virgin Trains has become the first UK train operator to provide body worn cameras to cover all its frontline people, resulting in assaults on staff falling by more than half.
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.
Press Releases • Oct 10, 2018 11:17 BST
Virgin Trains launches its Rookies Academy in time for half term, giving the biggest (little) train fans the chance to go behind the scenes of the railway
Press Releases • Oct 08, 2018 07:26 BST
Virgin Trains has launched the first in-prison employability training programme aimed at building the workplace skills prisoners need to make them job-ready on the day of release. The three-week employment and business course has been piloted at HMP Styal, a women’s prison near Manchester, in partnership with prison education and training provider Novus.
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.
Virgin Trains becomes first company in the world to use RCS-based messages commercially for customer campaigns
Press Releases • Aug 31, 2018 11:05 BST
Virgin Trains has partnered with Vodafone and OpenMarket to become the first company in the world to roll out the latest RCS-based ‘Chat’ service as a customer communications channel on a commercial basis.
Press Releases • Aug 28, 2018 06:30 BST
Virgin Trains is extending a summer promotion which has enabled thousands of people to cut the cost of a spontaneous weekend getaway by more than £100. Customers travelling on Fridays will see afternoon peak restrictions from London Euston removed until October 26, eight weeks after the offer was initially due to finish this Friday.
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 26, 2018 11:42 BST
Virgin Trains has become the first UK train operator to offer digital Season Tickets, as they move one step closer to getting rid of orange tickets altogether.