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Virgin Trains teams up with Virgin StartUp to help local businesses

Virgin Trains teams up with Virgin StartUp to help local businesses

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.

Time is ticking on York station photo competition

Time is ticking on York station photo competition

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2016 09:30 BST

Virgin Trains is encouraging people to take part in a competition to photograph York Station as part of the York Festival of Ideas, which celebrates the city’s history and heritage.

Virgin Trains doubles capacity of First Class Lounge at King’s Cross as demand rises

Virgin Trains doubles capacity of First Class Lounge at King’s Cross as demand rises

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

Step this way for Virgin Trains’ revamped First Class lounge

Step this way for Virgin Trains’ revamped First Class lounge

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.

Virgin Trains injects style into Berwick First Class Lounge

Virgin Trains injects style into Berwick First Class Lounge

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2016 12:30 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

James Martin joins Virgin Trains as Executive Chef

James Martin joins Virgin Trains as Executive Chef

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 10:48 BST

Virgin Trains is set to partner with British chef and TV presenter, James Martin, as part of the train operator’s continued transformation of the East Coast services. From May, a new range of specially created seasonal menus will be served to First Class customers, before exciting changes are rolled out to standard class customers in autumn.

Virgin Trains transforms First Class Lounge in Leeds as customer numbers rise

Virgin Trains transforms First Class Lounge in Leeds as customer numbers rise

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2016 09:39 BST

. Leeds is one of eight First Class Lounges given Virgin treatment . New space to meet, work and unwind in stylish environment . Now offering almost four times extra capacity . Follows 6% increase in First Class customer numbers over last year

Virgin Trains sets the pace with cash compensation for delayed customers

Virgin Trains sets the pace with cash compensation for delayed customers

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2016 10:29 BST

From today, all Virgin Trains customers across both its east and west coasts who apply for compensation after experiencing delays of at lest thirty minutes will be offered a cash payment in the form of a cheque as the default option.

Hearts boss opens Virgin Trains' First Class Lounge in Edinburgh

Hearts boss opens Virgin Trains' First Class Lounge in Edinburgh

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2016 18:00 BST

Hearts director Ann Budge has opened Virgin Trains’ First Class Lounge at Edinburgh Waverley following a root-and-branch makeover.

Virgin Trains injects extra style into First Class travel with lounge makeover at Newcastle

Virgin Trains injects extra style into First Class travel with lounge makeover at Newcastle

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2016 17:50 BST

• First of 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

Darlington gets the crimson edge with new-look Virgin Trains First Class Lounge

Darlington gets the crimson edge with new-look Virgin Trains First Class Lounge

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2016 13:00 BST

. Darlington is one of 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

Virgin Trains Introduces Flying Scotsman to the Commuter Route

Virgin Trains Introduces Flying Scotsman to the Commuter Route

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2016 08:15 BST

Virgin Trains Introduces Flying Scotsman to the Commuter Route 25 per cent discount is offered for customers who help shovel coal on their journey Virgin Trains has today announced that customers will soon be able to catch a steam train to work, as it’s revealed that the original Flying Scotsman locomotive will be joining its fleet later this year on its East Coast and West Coast routes.

Virgin Trains opens stylish First Class Lounge in Doncaster

Virgin Trains opens stylish First Class Lounge in Doncaster

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2016 16:00 BST

• Doncaster one of 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

Singer Jane McDonald opens stylish Virgin Trains First Class Lounge in Wakefield

Singer Jane McDonald opens stylish Virgin Trains First Class Lounge in Wakefield

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2016 11:30 BST

. Wakefield Westgate is one of 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

Virgin Trains partners with Mental Health Foundation to highlight the importance of mental health

Virgin Trains partners with Mental Health Foundation to highlight the importance of mental health

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2016 08:47 BST

Virgin Trains on the West Coast has joined forces with Mental Health Foundation (MHF) to increase awareness of mental health and wellbeing amongst its customers and 3,400 West Coast employees.

Virgin Trains hosts live launch of Virgin Radio

Virgin Trains hosts live launch of Virgin Radio

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2016 16:01 BST

March 30, 2016, London: Virgin Trains made history today, as one of its Pendolinos hosted the first ever live digital broadcast from a moving train, to re-launch Virgin Radio. The opening broadcast included live performances from some of the UK’s leading bands such as, Travis, Mystery Jets, Walking On Cars, Gavin James and The Feeling.

Virgin Trains urge Everton fans to check before they travel to Wembley

Virgin Trains urge Everton fans to check before they travel to Wembley

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2016 14:00 GMT

• Late kick-off time means there are no trains back to Liverpool after the FA Cup Semi-Final on April 23 • Planned Network Rail essential maintenance work prevent any additional services being added to the timetable • Those able to delay their return are encouraged to do so, travelling back on the Sunday morning, booking in advance as services are already busy that day due to the London Marathon

New train texting service injects calmness into boarding process

New train texting service injects calmness into boarding process

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2016 09:21 GMT

​Customers gazing at information screens on the station concourse at Euston could become a thing of the past as Virgin Trains this week introduces Earlybird Boarding - a new text-messaging service offering personalised, customised boarding information.

Virgin Trains turns orange for Marmalade Festival

Virgin Trains turns orange for Marmalade Festival

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 17:51 GMT

For one weekend only, Virgin Trains has named Penrith station - ‘Penrith, MarmaLake District’ in an effort to turn the Cumbrian town orange, as it hosts the eleventh Marmalade Awards and Festival.

Virgin unveils the Virgin Azuma!

Virgin unveils the Virgin Azuma!

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 09:45 GMT

Virgin Trains has unveiled the first of its new fleet of trains in a ceremony at King’s Cross attended by Sir Richard Branson. Set to revolutionise travel on the East Coast from 2018, the Virgin Azuma will be one of the most advanced trains on the UK’s rail network, and will embody the customer-centric approach which Virgin Trains is famous for.