Animal-loving Brits put pets before plans at Christmas as kennel costs, airfares and separation anxiety thwart yuletide travel
Press Releases • Nov 30, 2016 08:30 GMT
Nearly half of UK pet owners have sacrificed or changed their plans for the sake of their pet Cost of flying with pets from London to Scotland can reach almost £1,500* Over half of pet owners (59 per cent) admit to avoiding travel to prevent separation anxiety Owners hit with £100-plus per week bill to leave their pets behind
Press Releases • Nov 22, 2016 17:02 GMT
Virgin Trains is launching a three-day online First Class Seat Sale to help customers treat themselves this Christmas for less. From Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1 December, prices will be slashed on First Class seats on the Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline.
Press Releases • Nov 19, 2016 00:01 GMT
200,000 discounted tickets up for grabs for east coast journeys Prices from as little as £5 each way for Standard Class and £20 each way for First Class Discounted tickets on sale between Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 November
Press Releases • Nov 18, 2016 12:15 GMT
Television presenter and architect George Clarke has opened Virgin Trains’ new “amazing community space” in Durham station today. George, who hosts Channel 4’s “Amazing Spaces” programme, said he was delighted that the room would be open to communities and had been named after Durham Cathedral – the building which inspired him to pursue a career in architecture.
Press Releases • Nov 17, 2016 14:18 GMT
Virgin Trains and The Fusiliers dedicated a train journey today to those who have served their country in the Armed Forces. Army personnel and reservists saluted the train at stations from Berwick through to London King’s Cross 100 years to the day since the end of the Battle of the Somme.
Press Releases • Nov 17, 2016 10:53 GMT
Press Releases • Nov 16, 2016 06:00 GMT
Virgin Trains has seen a surge in cross-border rail travel after investing in 42 new services connecting Edinburgh to Newcastle and London. More than 5000 additional Virgin Trains passengers are crossing the border every week on the east coast route with since the timetable change in May, new figures show.
Press Releases • Nov 11, 2016 13:16 GMT
Birmingham International retail area is transformed thanks to £1m plus investment that sees the traditional booking office windows replaced with an open plan design, employing new technology to support the station team to deliver a range of customer benefits.
Press Releases • Nov 11, 2016 07:00 GMT
Press Releases • Nov 10, 2016 09:52 GMT
Virgin Trains is urging football fans to plan ahead as record numbers travel to London by rail for the Scotland-England match this Friday.
Press Releases • Nov 04, 2016 09:44 GMT
Virgin Trains acknowledges the Department for Transport’s announcement this morning that the new West Coast franchise will partner with HS2. The DfT has said that the new franchise will run from April 2019, and include the initial operation of high speed services. The current West Coast franchise ends in March 2018.
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.
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
Press Releases • Oct 31, 2016 00:03 GMT
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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.
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.
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
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