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West Midlanders find traffic jams on the M6 more stressful than Christmas shopping with the in-laws

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

New research revealed today shows that commuters who sit in traffic on the M6 find the experience twice as stressful as going to the dentist (14%), with an incredible 22 percent stating they feel more at ease on a first date.

Virgin Trains rivals airlines with Apple Wallet m-ticket offering

Virgin Trains rivals airlines with Apple Wallet m-ticket offering

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

• Virgin Trains is first train company to introduce Web to Wallet m-ticket option • Partnered with Trainline to launch similar system used by airlines • Next step towards eliminating the orange ticket completely

Virgin Trains adds late weekday London to York service
Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Leeds to London
Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Edinburgh and Newcastle

Virgin Trains Launches The ‘Never-Ending Ticket’ - The World’s First Ever Ticket Relay

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has today unveiled the world’s first ‘Never-Ending Ticket’, a special First Class ticket which will be continuously passed between customers, allowing each passenger a complimentary First Class journey with Virgin Trains on the West Coast.

Virgin Trains’ beer helps family-run baking business take off

Virgin Trains’ beer helps family-run baking business take off

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains' Hop on Board beer is helping one North East bread-baking business take off. The Family-run, Jar House, company has been using the tasty tipple to bake bread - and will hold a special beer and bread promotion at Virgin Train's regular Pop Up Shop event at Darlington station on 28 October.

Virgin Trains launches in-station navigation app

Virgin Trains launches in-station navigation app

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 10:00 BST

• Virgin Trains’ Explorer App marks a global first for the rail industry • Launch features include real-time positioning and sign translation to help customers navigate in-station environment • Navigation for the visually impaired, messaging capability, baggage tracking and real time travel data amongst future features

Virgin Trains launches cheeky campaign to demonstrate why taking the train is a far better ride

Virgin Trains launches cheeky campaign to demonstrate why taking the train is a far better ride

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 09:30 BST

Risqué campaign continues drive to encourage the public to travel by train rather than plane or car

Virgin Trains releases more low fares to support Harrogate Christmas Market

Virgin Trains releases more low fares to support Harrogate Christmas Market

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has today released many low priced fares for its special services from London King's Cross to Harrogate to support the North Yorkshire town's traditional Christmas Market on the weekend of 19/20 November.

Virgin Trains supports railway industry efforts to honour Team GB and ParalympicsGB heroes

Virgin Trains supports railway industry efforts to honour Team GB and ParalympicsGB heroes

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2016 08:45 BST

Virgin Trains runs complimentary charter to whisk Team GB and Paralympics GB heroes from their homecoming parade in Manchester down to London.

Virgin Trains to stage business clinic to boost flagging entrepreneurial ‘get up and go’

Virgin Trains to stage business clinic to boost flagging entrepreneurial ‘get up and go’

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2016 00:01 BST

Levi Roots, Maria Hatzistefanis and Jamal Edwards MBE to lead exclusive workshops as research reveals desire for own business is not matched by confidence or knowledge Brits fear failure, debt and insecurity, and lack support and advice on going it alone But some entrepreneurial spirit lives on as many would take pay cut to pursue their dream

Virgin Trains launches world’s first onboard mindfulness channel

Virgin Trains launches world’s first onboard mindfulness channel

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2016 00:01 BST

To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health.

Virgin Trains launch recruitment programme to find drivers for new Azuma trains

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2016 00:00 BST

• Largest recruitment of train drivers on the east coast mainline since the 80s • Chance to be part of a new-era of rail on the iconic route

Virgin Trains named Best UK Domestic Train Service at Business Traveller Awards 2016

Virgin Trains named Best UK Domestic Train Service at Business Traveller Awards 2016

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2016 15:46 BST

Virgin Trains has been voted the Best UK Domestic Train Service at the Business Traveller Awards 2016.

World’s smallest exhibition on display at King’s Cross celebrates ‘Icons of the East Coast’

World’s smallest exhibition on display at King’s Cross celebrates ‘Icons of the East Coast’

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2016 11:15 BST

Micro sculptures showcase evolution of passenger rail travel from Flying Scotsman to the upcoming Virgin Azuma Exhibition staged to mark one hundred weeks until Virgin Azuma comes into service

James Martin menu wins most innovative caterer award
The world’s smallest train exhibition pulls into King’s Cross

The world’s smallest train exhibition pulls into King’s Cross

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains to unveil the world’s smallest trains in ‘Icons of the East Coast’ exhibition Exhibition marks one hundred weeks until Virgin Azuma comes into service Open to general public for one day only

Virgin Trains targets flyers between London and Edinburgh with huge discounts

Virgin Trains targets flyers between London and Edinburgh with huge discounts

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2016 08:00 BST

• £15 each way in Standard Class • £30 each way in First Class