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Virgin Trains wins at UK Rail Industry Awards 2018

Virgin Trains wins at UK Rail Industry Awards 2018

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has topped two categories for innovative projects on its east coast route at the UK Rail Industry Awards 2018.

Virgin Trains encourages more people to ‘Get North’ with Great Exhibition of the North branding
Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound Lincoln City FC fans
New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 18:32 GMT

Two brand new Hitachi test trains arrived at Teesport (Middlesbrough) today after completing a two-month journey from Japan. The two five-car trains will form part of Virgin Trains’ new Azuma fleet and will be the first used for training on-board crew and drivers.

Virgin Trains names train after Scottish cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Virgin Trains names train after Scottish cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 15:01 GMT

Virgin Trains has named one of its trains after one of Scotland’s most famous cultural icons in celebration of its role in serving Glasgow.

More easy ways with Seatfrog to upgrade to First Class luxury on Virgin Trains East Coast

More easy ways with Seatfrog to upgrade to First Class luxury on Virgin Trains East Coast

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 00:01 GMT

Train travellers now have more ways to upgrade to First Class on Virgin Trains’ east coast services with the launch of exciting new features from Seatfrog. The app, which emerged last year as a brand-new disruptor to the travel industry, has today revealed a host of benefits including being able to upgrade as a group*, to make customers’ journeys even better.

Virgin Trains offers a flavour of the “MarmaLake” District

Virgin Trains offers a flavour of the “MarmaLake” District

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

Virgin Trains has created a unique guide to the “MarmaLake” District to celebrate the World’s Original Marmalade Festival & Awards, which take place in Penrith this weekend.

The Waiting Room pub launched at Virgin Trains' Durham Station
Can't get a millennial railcard? Virgin Trains 'avo' solution...

Can't get a millennial railcard? Virgin Trains 'avo' solution...

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 08:42 GMT

• Bring an avocado when buying your Virgin Trains ticket and passengers aged 26 to 30 can get the same discount as offered by the millennial railcard – a third off most fares • The #Avocard is valid on all Virgin Trains West Coast journeys from today until midnight on 20th March • Offer valid on tickets purchased at ticket offices only – photo I.D. for proof of age required

Spring into action this season with over half a million tickets up for grabs in the Virgin Trains Spring Seat Sale

Spring into action this season with over half a million tickets up for grabs in the Virgin Trains Spring Seat Sale

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 08:51 GMT

• Up to 52% off selected First and Standard advance fares • Cheapest tickets start from only £5 in the five-day seat sale from Thursday 15th March • Tickets available for travel between Tuesday 3rd April and Friday 1st June 2018

Virgin Trains welcomes Natasha Grice to the executive as People Director
Virgin Trains Station Announcer pedals past fundraising target for charity bike ride

Virgin Trains Station Announcer pedals past fundraising target for charity bike ride

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2018 18:00 GMT

A member of the Virgin Trains team at Carlisle is taking to two wheels to ride across India, after doubling his fundraising target.

Virgin Trains treats Liverpool’s homeless to a Global Scouse Day meal

Virgin Trains treats Liverpool’s homeless to a Global Scouse Day meal

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2018 17:43 GMT

Virgin Trains delivers 100 Scouse meals to The Whitechapel Centre for the homeless in Liverpool to mark Global Scouse Day.

Ditch the car thanks to Virgin Trains’ new ‘Mighty Fine 29’ capped fares between Leeds and London

Ditch the car thanks to Virgin Trains’ new ‘Mighty Fine 29’ capped fares between Leeds and London

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2018 09:25 GMT

Virgin Trains has launched its first ever capped fares of £29* between Leeds and London, meaning customers can bag a bargain when buying up to a week in advance. With immediate effect, Virgin Trains on the east coast will launch the first scheme of its kind to its customers travelling direct between Leeds and the capital.

Virgin Trains seeks out future train drivers in the UK’s first train driver apprenticeship scheme
Virgin Trains and HMP Northumberland transform old uniforms in pioneering recycle scheme
Soaring Chester visitor numbers help set a new record for Virgin Trains

Soaring Chester visitor numbers help set a new record for Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 00:01 GMT

New figures from Virgin Trains show journeys between Chester and London have broken through the half a million mark, setting a record for the number of journeys taken by train.

Virgin Trains announces free WiFi for millions of passengers on its West Coast route
Life-admin tasks languish on to-do lists for 180-plus days for busy Leeds locals

Life-admin tasks languish on to-do lists for 180-plus days for busy Leeds locals

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2018 08:00 GMT

People in Leeds are allowing mounting to-do lists to pile up until after June and wish they were wiser when it comes to personal admin, according to new research from Virgin Trains.

Virgin Trains leads the way in customer satisfaction and performance for long-distance operators