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Virgin Trains celebrated for reliability as punctuality reaches highest ever level on the west coast

Virgin Trains celebrated for reliability as punctuality reaches highest ever level on the west coast

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2017 00:01 GMT

• Virgin Trains ranks second on Which? Annual Passenger Survey with a five star rating for re-liability • Record punctuality moving annual average (MAA) of 88.3% • Punctuality has improved by over 8% since records began

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*

Annual charter trains raises in excess of £10k for charity

Annual charter trains raises in excess of £10k for charity

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2016 13:27 GMT

Virgin Trains joins forces with 'The Railway Magazine' and Direct Rail Services to run a charter train that helps to raise over £10k for charity. Mental Health Foundation (£6750) and DRS's community fund to benefit.

Virgin Trains breaks one million mark on Edinburgh-London after service investments

Virgin Trains breaks one million mark on Edinburgh-London after service investments

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2016 07:15 GMT

More than a million Virgin Trains passengers are travelling between Edinburgh and London each year for the first time. The London to Scotland operator has ended the year on a high after seeing 8% annual growth in customer numbers between the UK and Scottish capitals.

Virgin Trains brings First Class experience to Preston North End fans

Virgin Trains brings First Class experience to Preston North End fans

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2016 12:00 GMT

Virgin Trains has created two exclusive seats to upgrade Preston North End fans to a First Class experience for every home game at Deepdale stadium.

Virgin Trains helps passengers during the Christmas rush

Virgin Trains helps passengers during the Christmas rush

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2016 10:25 GMT

• Customer Information Screens enhanced across the route • Helpful pictograms depict onboard reservation levels

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.

Virgin Trains marks one year anniversary of its Sunderland service

Virgin Trains marks one year anniversary of its Sunderland service

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2016 11:10 GMT

Virgin Trains has presented Sunderland City Council with a name plate to mark the one year anniversary of its services between Sunderland and London King’s Cross. The plate is a replica of the “Spirit of Sunderland” plate which adorns the power car which was named in honour of the inaugural service on this day in 2015.

Virgin Trains opens new Bike Hub at Preston station

Virgin Trains opens new Bike Hub at Preston station

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 14:00 GMT

Today Virgin Trains officially opened its new Bike Hub at Preston station, transforming the facilities for cyclists at the station.

Launch of new services and platform at Doncaster station

Launch of new services and platform at Doncaster station

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 12:46 GMT

Transport Minister Andrew Jones opened a new platform at Doncaster station this morning while Virgin Trains launched the earliest ever service from Doncaster to London, arriving into the capital at 07.00. The 05.07 weekday service to London King's Cross is part of a new timetable by Virgin Trains which will see an additional 19 trains per week call at Doncaster station.

Virgin trains made from 2,000 presents given away to Christmas travellers

Virgin trains made from 2,000 presents given away to Christmas travellers

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 09:57 GMT

Festive travellers will be presented with the largest ever replica train made entirely from presents, in Virgin Trains’ now traditional annual bid to spread Christmas cheer.

Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Edinburgh and Newcastle

Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Edinburgh and Newcastle

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2016 10:28 GMT

Virgin Trains is bolstering weekend services connecting Edinburgh and Newcastle following a surge in passengers crossing the border. Six new departures between the cities will be added from this weekend in the latest boost to the east coast timetable.

Virgin Trains significantly increases car parking capacity across its east coast route

Virgin Trains significantly increases car parking capacity across its east coast route

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2016 10:04 GMT

• Latest investment project has created an extra 950 car parking spaces • Over 500 additional cycle spaces to be available by end of the year

Virgin Trains’ locomotive named the “Lord Mayor of Newcastle”

Virgin Trains’ locomotive named the “Lord Mayor of Newcastle”

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2016 15:44 GMT

A Virgin Trains locomotive has been named the "Lord Mayor of Newcastle" in a civic ceremony to mark 800 years of Newcastle having a Mayoralty.

Animal-loving Brits put pets before plans at Christmas as  kennel costs, airfares and separation anxiety thwart yuletide travel

Animal-loving Brits put pets before plans at Christmas as kennel costs, airfares and separation anxiety thwart yuletide travel

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2016 08:30 GMT

Nearly half of UK pet owners have sacrificed or changed their plans for the sake of their pet Cost of flying with pets from London to Scotland can reach almost £1,500* Over half of pet owners (59 per cent) admit to avoiding travel to prevent separation anxiety Owners hit with £100-plus per week bill to leave their pets behind

Treat yourself this Christmas with the Virgin Trains First Class Seat Sale

Treat yourself this Christmas with the Virgin Trains First Class Seat Sale

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 17:02 GMT

Virgin Trains is launching a three-day online First Class Seat Sale to help customers treat themselves this Christmas for less. From Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1 December, prices will be slashed on First Class seats on the Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline.

Beat Black Friday with Virgin Trains’ bumper seat sale

Beat Black Friday with Virgin Trains’ bumper seat sale

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2016 00:01 GMT

200,000 discounted tickets up for grabs for east coast journeys Prices from as little as £5 each way for Standard Class and £20 each way for First Class Discounted tickets on sale between Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 November

George Clarke opens Virgin Trains’ amazing community space

George Clarke opens Virgin Trains’ amazing community space

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2016 12:15 GMT

Television presenter and architect George Clarke has opened Virgin Trains’ new “amazing community space” in Durham station today. George, who hosts Channel 4’s “Amazing Spaces” programme, said he was delighted that the room would be open to communities and had been named after Durham Cathedral – the building which inspired him to pursue a career in architecture.

Train saluted by The Fusiliers

Train saluted by The Fusiliers

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 14:18 GMT

Virgin Trains and The Fusiliers dedicated a train journey today to those who have served their country in the Armed Forces. Army personnel and reservists saluted the train at stations from Berwick through to London King’s Cross 100 years to the day since the end of the Battle of the Somme.