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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   •   Apr 23, 2017 08:14 BST

Today, enthusiasts and history buffs were treated to a world first as four generations of trains representing the past, present and future of passenger rail travel ran side by side, in the same direction on the East Coast main line.

Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound South Shields FC fans

Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound South Shields FC fans

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 13:09 BST

An extra service has been provided by Virgin Trains to take South Shields Football Club fans to London when they play at Wembley for the first time next month. The table- topping Mariners will take on Cleethorpes Town in The Buildbase FA Vase, ahead of York City FC's Buildbase FA Trophy final against Macclesfield Town on Sunday 21 May.

Virgin Trains partners with International Indian Chef of the Year Competition

Virgin Trains partners with International Indian Chef of the Year Competition

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2017 09:00 BST

Final judging event to take place on King’s Cross to York service

Virgin Trains announces full timetable during RMT strike action on the east coast
Virgin Trains promises near normal timetable during RMT strike action on the east coast
Four trains, four generations – times confirmed for history making event on Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line

Four trains, four generations – times confirmed for history making event on Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2017 09:00 BST

Further details about the once in a lifetime event taking place on Yorkshire’s railways later this month have been confirmed, with the historic occasion to begin at 06.00 on Sunday 23 April near the North Yorkshire village of Tollerton.

INK-REDIBLE: Virgin Trains launches world’s first ticket tattoo

INK-REDIBLE: Virgin Trains launches world’s first ticket tattoo

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2017 00:01 BST

Train operator develops revolutionary Tick-InkTM technology to offer ticket tatts for travellers.

Virgin Trains Refreshes Onboard Retail Offering

Virgin Trains Refreshes Onboard Retail Offering

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2017 09:00 BST

Love Corn, Pip Organic and Virgin Wines are just some of the 25 new products available

Charity rail tour raises over £50,000 for Railway Children

Charity rail tour raises over £50,000 for Railway Children

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2017 09:52 GMT

An 18 hour rail tour to commemorate 40 years of the High Speed Train has raised more than £50,000 for the Railway Children charity.

Four trains, four generations - history to be made on Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line

Four trains, four generations - history to be made on Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2017 12:20 GMT

A world first will take place in Yorkshire next month to celebrate the heritage and future of one of the country’s most iconic railway lines.

Virgin Trains East Coast proud to support Lincoln City FC
Virgin Trains opens new customer lounge at Grantham
Lincoln’s budding models, designers and stylists arrive in first-class fashion with Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains kicks off partnership with Doncaster Rovers

Virgin Trains kicks off partnership with Doncaster Rovers

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2017 00:01 GMT

​Virgin Trains is giving Doncaster Rovers fans the chance to win a match day to remember to celebrate its partnership with the Sky Bet League Two leaders. It has been unveiled as the club's new sponsor of its training shirts, and has launched a competition to win complimentary First Class rail travel for two to a forthcoming away match.

Virgin Trains helps to stage “oarsome” play about local hero

Virgin Trains helps to stage “oarsome” play about local hero

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2017 10:54 GMT

​Virgin Trains is helping to stage a play on the banks of the River Thames about a 19th century world champion rower from Tyneside. It has provided a replica plate of its "Blaydon Races" loco 91115 to form part of the backdrop to the award-winning production about Harry Clasper, who had the original song Blaydon Races written in his honour more than 150 years ago.

Myleene adds a touch of Klass to Virgin Trains’ stylish new fleet

Myleene adds a touch of Klass to Virgin Trains’ stylish new fleet

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2017 13:20 GMT

Myleene Klass surprises King’s Cross commuters with a performance on a baby grand piano The classically trained pianist enjoyed a glass of prosecco with customers on-board the train Celebrations marked the completion of Virgin Trains £40m investment in upgrading its train fleet – which has seen nearly 25,000 new seats installed

Virgin Trains completes fleet refurbishment programme

Virgin Trains completes fleet refurbishment programme

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2017 17:02 GMT

Part of its £140 million investment pledge to transform travel on the east coast

Beat the January blues with Virgin Trains’ New Year half price seat sale

Beat the January blues with Virgin Trains’ New Year half price seat sale

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2017 00:01 GMT

400,000 half price tickets up for grabs for east coast journeys Half price tickets on sale between January 9 and January 13 Tickets for travel between January 30 and March 31*

Durham students are just the ticket to help with Christmas getaway

Durham students are just the ticket to help with Christmas getaway

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2016 13:16 GMT

Students have volunteered to help Virgin Trains as part of the annual Christmas getaway. Thousands of Durham University students will head for home via the city's railway station over the next three days.

Worst Christmas presents (and givers) revealed

Worst Christmas presents (and givers) revealed

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2016 10:12 GMT

When it comes to Christmas not all presents are welcome as Brits reveal that bad perfume (16 per cent) and socks (21 per cent) top the list of gifts they’d rather not receive, according to research* by Virgin Trains as part of its annual Christmas Train to spread festive cheer.