Press Releases • May 18, 2016 09:11 BST
Virgin Trains has discounted fares for festival goers travelling on the East Coast mainline to this summer’s Lost Village Festival. First and standard class tickets have been discounted by 20 per cent and are available to buy between now and May 26 for travel to and from Newark Northgate between May 27 and 29, 2016.
Press Releases • May 17, 2016 08:58 BST
Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares that are live now with prices starting from £10. It is offering up to 50% off train travel to Bangor (closest Virgin Trains stop to the festival) and is adapting its current timetable to accommodate festival goers, with more direct services from London Euston to Bangor and ensuring that services across the country are connected.
Press Releases • May 16, 2016 11:15 BST
Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell has welcomed Virgin Trains' new cross- border timetable, which has prompted a surge in bookings.
Press Releases • May 16, 2016 09:04 BST
Virgin Trains on the West Coast has today announced an initiative that will see 10p of every Hot Drink & Cake deal sold on-board donated to The Mental Health Foundation, the train operator’s official charity partner. These donations will serve as the first step in a commitment to contribute £100,000 over the next two years.
Press Releases • May 13, 2016 19:35 BST
Virgin Trains has been recognised in two categories at the British Sandwich Awards: The Sammies 2016.
Press Releases • May 12, 2016 11:27 BST
Virgin Trains will air the second TVC in its ‘Be Bound for Glory’ campaign, which sees the brand pay homage to the Virgin-enabled achievements and capabilities of the everyday passenger. The new creative continues to build on Virgin Trains’ insight that long-distance travel is always for something important, and it’s crucial to arrive in top form.
Press Releases • May 06, 2016 14:24 BST
The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has seen for himself the Virgin Azuma, the new train which will revolutionise services on the East Coast. The train is the first to be shown in a Virgin livery and was unveiled at King’s Cross by Richard Branson in March.
Press Releases • Apr 30, 2016 00:01 BST
• First train operator to publish comprehensive punctuality data • New customer-friendly charts show how likely your service is to be early, on time or late • Punctuality data uses the ‘Right Time’ standard – far tougher than current industry practice
Press Releases • Apr 29, 2016 17:30 BST
Virgin Trains has teamed up with Darlington Football Club in a two-year deal which will see the train company feature on all first team and replica kits.
Press Releases • Apr 28, 2016 09:38 BST
• First train company to install maps in all its managed stations on the east coast route • Innovative maps offer customers with disabilities support and greater independence • Available in eleven stations from Berwick to Peterborough* • Complements the work of a dedicated Virgin Trains team providing assisted travel
Press Releases • Apr 24, 2016 13:51 BST
Four Special Olympic gold medal winners from the North East travelled to London on a newly refurbished Virgin Trains service from Durham to mix with their Premier League idols at the 43rd PFA Awards tonight. The four, who play for County Durham-based Beamish Dynamos, were invited by PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor.
Press Releases • Apr 23, 2016 00:00 BST
Preston station is to benefit from further enhancement works later this month, as part of Virgin Trains’ wider £20m investment programme to enhance customer experience along the west coast route.
Press Releases • Apr 21, 2016 13:37 BST
Virgin Trains has received international recognition for its new Customer Information Screens (CIS) at the SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards.
Press Releases • Apr 20, 2016 16:27 BST
Yesterday Virgin Trains joined over 20 organisations to celebrate the Isle of Anglesey in the House of Commons.
Press Releases • Apr 20, 2016 09:44 BST
Virgin Trains has teamed up with Virgin StartUp to encourage entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with a series of pop-up stalls at stations across its east coast route during Responsible Business Week.
Press Releases • Apr 18, 2016 17:08 BST
• Eight First Class Lounges given Virgin treatment, doubling capacity • New space to meet, work and unwind in stylish environment • Follows 6% increase in First Class passenger numbers over last year
Press Releases • Apr 18, 2016 00:01 BST
This morning, commuters were invited to relax and enjoy the feeling of grass beneath their feet in the ‘Zen Zone’ in Virgin Trains’ refurbished First Class Lounge. The ‘Zen Zone’ joins meeting, working and resting zones in the revamped lounge, which includes innovative furniture, a bold splash of red, and even a resident masseuse.