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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 welcomes visitors to the MarmaLake District

Virgin Trains welcomes visitors to the MarmaLake District

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2017 00:00 GMT

This weekend Virgin Trains is giving Penrith station an orange twist, as the Cumbrian town hosts the twelfth Dalemain Marmalade Festival and Awards.

Virgin Trains celebrates 20 Years on The Track by hosting a ‘pop-up musical performance’ at London’s Euston Station

Virgin Trains celebrates 20 Years on The Track by hosting a ‘pop-up musical performance’ at London’s Euston Station

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2017 16:47 GMT

● 9 March 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic train brand ● To celebrate the occasion, Virgin Trains hosted a ‘pop-up musical performance’ at London Euston Station which saw choir Urban Voice Collective sing ‘Ain’t Nobody’ ● https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VOPwrdKhSs

Virgin Trains offers summer bookings up to six months in advance for weekends
Virgin Trains celebrates 20 years on the track

Virgin Trains celebrates 20 years on the track

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2017 06:00 GMT

On 9 March 2017, Virgin Trains celebrates its 20th birthday on the West Coast route, where passenger journeys have grown to 37 million a year. Hungry passengers have been served over five million English breakfasts whilst travelling a combined total of nearly 335 million miles, three and a half times the distance to the sun.

Virgin Trains East Coast proud to support Lincoln City FC
Virgin Trains opens new customer lounge at Grantham
Virgin Trains launches celebratory 20th Birthday Seat Sale

Virgin Trains launches celebratory 20th Birthday Seat Sale

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2017 08:43 GMT

Almost 1.5 million seats discounted in West Coast route’s longest ever seat sale Customers can save up to 55 per cent across Standard and First Class in the six-day sale

Lincoln’s budding models, designers and stylists arrive in first-class fashion with Virgin Trains
Birmingham-born Natasha takes over as General Manager on key Virgin Trains' route

Birmingham-born Natasha takes over as General Manager on key Virgin Trains' route

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2017 09:23 GMT

Virgin Trains promotes from within, as Birmingham born Natasha Grice steps up to General Manager of the key West Midlands to London route, which handles more than 11 million journeys each year.

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.

Loved-up Virgin Trains helps customer pop the question with a sweet serenade

Loved-up Virgin Trains helps customer pop the question with a sweet serenade

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 17:30 GMT

Today Virgin Trains helped to make Valentine’s Day extra special for a customer proposing to his girlfriend at Warrington Bank Quay station.

Virgin Trains East Coast named Top UK Employer
Virgin Trains expands Newcastle call centre with 45 new jobs

Virgin Trains expands Newcastle call centre with 45 new jobs

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2017 11:12 GMT

Virgin Trains is expanding its Newcastle-based customer call centre as it brings its web support service in-house. The creation of an additional 45 jobs represent a 50% increase in staff since the centre, in Gosforth, opened in September 2016.

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

Virgin Trains picks up two wins at Business Travel Awards - including for on-board entertainment app BEAM

Virgin Trains picks up two wins at Business Travel Awards - including for on-board entertainment app BEAM

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2017 16:46 GMT

• Voted Best Rail Operator • Exclusive onboard entertainment app recognised as Best Travel Technology Product

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