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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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).
Press Releases • May 16, 2017 10:00 BST
• Additional 115,000 seats available for £16 between Leeds and London on Saturdays
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
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
Press Releases • May 08, 2017 13:45 BST
• Doncaster Rovers announce new signing: Virgin Trains confirmed as shirt sponsor
Press Releases • May 03, 2017 14:30 BST
Virgin Trains is strengthening services along the North Wales route (services to/from Holyhead) with double Voyager trains to increase capacity for customers, as part of its improvements to its timetable on the west coast.
Press Releases • Apr 30, 2017 08:45 BST
Virgin Trains on the east coast has today announced that customers will be able to take advantage of cheaper advance ticket prices and seat reservations on the day of travel. Based on the number of walk-up fares currently bought by customers, Virgin Trains has calculated that the changes could save customers £7.1m a year.
Press Releases • Apr 27, 2017 12:09 BST
Perth’s bid for 2021 City of Culture status was seen off in style today by Virgin Trains.
Press Releases • Apr 26, 2017 13:12 BST
A new alehouse which has opened at Doncaster station hopes to draw on local history and heritage. The Draughtsman has seen the renovation of an old buffet room into a fantastic new facility for customers.
Press Releases • Apr 25, 2017 14:15 BST
An extra train service from London King's Cross to Harrogate on Saturday will take cycling fans to the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire race. Virgin Trains is also sponsoring the annual Tour's pink King and Queen of the Mountains Classification jerseys for both the men and women's races.
Press Releases • Apr 25, 2017 10:20 BST
Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares set to go live on 25 April with prices starting from £10. It is offering up to 50% off train travel and is adapting its current timetable to accommodate festival goers, with more direct services from London Euston to Bangor.
Press Releases • Apr 25, 2017 07:30 BST
Virgin Trains will partner with the French high speed operator, SNCF, in its bid for the West Coast Partnership. This will see the expertise of Virgin, Stagecoach and SNCF brought together to compete for the combined West Coast / HS2 franchise.