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Virgin Trains helping to transform Doncaster station entrance

Virgin Trains helping to transform Doncaster station entrance

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2017 11:26 BST

Virgin Trains is supporting plans to transform the forecourt of Doncaster station into an attractive pedestrianised area. It plans to create a glazed canopy to provide shelter for customers accessing a new taxi rank and drop off which will complement a new partially grassed area outside of the station.

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Award-winning Chef James Martin meets Yorkshire food producers featuring on  Virgin Trains’ new seasonal east coast menu
Over One Million Seats Up For Grabs in the Virgin Trains West Coast Summer Seat Sale
New fares save Virgin Trains customers £15.5m a year

New fares save Virgin Trains customers £15.5m a year

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains makes cheaper advance tickets and seat reservations available on the day of travel on its west coast route

Virgin Trains’ smartphone revolution sees millions of customers switch from paper tickets

Virgin Trains’ smartphone revolution sees millions of customers switch from paper tickets

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2017 09:32 BST

A fifth of Virgin Trains customers have switched to mobile-friendly digital tickets after their launch on the west coast route last summer. More than 1.5 million digital tickets have been sold in the last three months alone, as customers respond positively to their simplicity and ease of use.

Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2017 14:00 BST

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high

It’s time to change: Virgin Trains joins fight to encourage people to talk about mental health issues
Virgin Trains’ Matt Litton honoured for standing up to racism

Virgin Trains’ Matt Litton honoured for standing up to racism

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2017 02:00 BST

​A Virgin Trains employee who intervened to stop the racist abuse of mum Sanaa Shahid and her four-year-old son has been honoured in a prestigious awards ceremony. Matt Litton, 42, was commended in the Frontline Employee of the Year category at the Scottish Transport Awards, organised by Transport Times, where he was praised for “standing up to intolerance”.

Virgin Trains’ wins prestigious Public Transport Operator of the Year at Scottish Transport Awards

Virgin Trains’ wins prestigious Public Transport Operator of the Year at Scottish Transport Awards

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2017 01:18 BST

​Virgin Trains’ role in transforming rail journeys between Scotland and England has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in Glasgow. The intercity operator was named as Public Transport Operator of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards, cementing its reputation as the UK’s leading long-distance rail service.

Virgin Trains announces new joint integrated campaign

Virgin Trains announces new joint integrated campaign

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2017 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains today announces two new TVCs as part of an integrated campaign. The two new TV ads, which aired for the first time over the weekend, are part of a distinctive new campaign and approach that aims to drive customer appraisal and tackle alternative modes of transport head-on.

Virgin Trains helps bring 9-year-old Amelie’s menu to life

Virgin Trains helps bring 9-year-old Amelie’s menu to life

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2017 12:00 BST

Birmingham youngster is treated to a special day out in London after writing to Sir Richard Branson with suggestions for a new First Class Menu. The menu was brought to life by Virgin Trains and included the delights of a strawberry milkshake and crab surprise, a big favourite of Amelie's Mum who tucked in on their way down to the capital.

Virgin Trains’ “steam team” lays new foundations at world’s first commercial railway

Virgin Trains’ “steam team” lays new foundations at world’s first commercial railway

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2017 10:29 BST

Virgin Trains' "steam team" have volunteered to work as "navvies" on the world's first commercial railway. The volunteers took time out of the day job of helping Virgin Trains revolutionise train travel to drive steam trains and work trackside and in the train shed at Middleton Railway in Leeds.

Sir Richard Branson calls for start-ups to revolutionise rail travel

Sir Richard Branson calls for start-ups to revolutionise rail travel

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2017 09:00 BST

• Sir Richard Branson appeals to British start-ups to ‘change the face of rail travel’ • Virgin Trains and Virgin StartUp come together for a unique collaboration on Platform-X • Accelerator programme Platform-X will give talented start-ups a platform to grow and help transform the future of the railway

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2017 11:30 BST

An historic 1977 line-up of trains at York Station has been re-created to mark the evolution of express rail travel on the East Coast main line ahead of the new Virgin Azuma (Class 800) coming into service in 2018

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Over 80,000* bargain Virgin Trains tickets available for May half term

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 15:58 BST

Families on the hunt for a good deal need look no further as Virgin Trains announces tens of thousands of cheap tickets on the west coast. The inexpensive fares are being sold for under £30 over May half term (from Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June inclusive).

Virgin Trains adds extra trains and increases availability of its lowest fares at weekends

Virgin Trains adds extra trains and increases availability of its lowest fares at weekends

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 10:00 BST

• Additional 115,000 seats available for £16 between Leeds and London on Saturdays

Virgin Trains unveils one-stop-shop for UK and European getaways

Virgin Trains unveils one-stop-shop for UK and European getaways

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2017 12:28 BST

• Train tickets, accommodation and attractions can be booked online all in one place – saving time and money • Planning summer escapes is a breeze with hundreds of online packages available

Virgin Trains partners with Virgin StartUp to put start-ups on the track to growth

Virgin Trains partners with Virgin StartUp to put start-ups on the track to growth

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2017 11:55 BST

Business accelerator programme Platform X will give talented start-ups a platform to grow and help transform the future of rail journeys

Doncaster Rovers and Virgin Trains in a league of their own with new shirt sponsorship deal

Doncaster Rovers and Virgin Trains in a league of their own with new shirt sponsorship deal

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2017 13:45 BST

• Doncaster Rovers announce new signing: Virgin Trains confirmed as shirt sponsor