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Virgin Trains welcomes Audley Harrison to lend a hand

Virgin Trains welcomes Audley Harrison to lend a hand

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2016 14:00 BST

• Audley Harrison serves up surprise to Virgin Trains’ customers

David Baddiel boards Virgin Trains to become Summer Author with exclusive story for children

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 08:15 BST

Virgin Trains today unveiled David Baddiel as its new ‘Summer Author’. The comedian and award-winning children’s author of The Parent Agency and The Person Controller will have a unique role writing a children’s story inspired by some of the customers he meets as he journeys across the UK on Virgin Trains, which will then be brought to life by award-winning illustrator, Jim Field.

Devon based farm supplies cheddar cheese for Virgin Trains’ new onboard menu

Devon based farm supplies cheddar cheese for Virgin Trains’ new onboard menu

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2016 09:21 BST

• Quicke’s cheddar cheese will be served to customers in First Class • The cheese joins new menu that has been developed exclusively for Virgin Trains by award-winning chef James Martin

Virgin Trains will help Newcastle United fans get home

Virgin Trains will help Newcastle United fans get home

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 16:38 BST

Virgin Trains will run an additional late night service to help Newcastle United fans get home from the club’s opening game of the season. Fans heading to Fulham's Craven Cottage ground for the Championship's opening match on Friday 5 August will be able to take advantage of an 11.17pm departure from London King's Cross to stations in the North East.

Virgin Trains promotes science subjects to children

Virgin Trains promotes science subjects to children

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 12:14 BST

Virgin Trains and the University of York have piloted a workshop to promote "STEM" (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects to children. The train operator plans to roll out the workshop to schools in communities along its east coast route.

Youngsters imagine the Train of the Future

Youngsters imagine the Train of the Future

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2016 08:00 BST

• Six winning ideas to inspire future developments of the new Azuma train • Ideas include personalised pods, solar powered propulsion and pets’ pads

Melton Mowbray dairy’s cheese chosen for Virgin Trains’ menu
Virgin Trains new executive chef James Martin serves up sweet surprise

Virgin Trains new executive chef James Martin serves up sweet surprise

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2016 17:59 BST

Award winning chef James Martin was on board Virgin Trains serving up treats from his new seasonal menu to surprised customers in a newly refurbished First Class Carriage.

Virgin Trains supports SMEs with rail blazing booking tool

Virgin Trains supports SMEs with rail blazing booking tool

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2016 10:00 BST

Virgin Trains today announced the launch of its free booking portal for SMEs, Railblazers. The self booking tool lets businesses reserve all their rail journeys from a single website available 24/7. Companies can add users and departments to the account to enable one central train travel tool for the whole business.

Virgin Trains helps pupils keep on track for an even better education

Virgin Trains helps pupils keep on track for an even better education

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2016 13:15 BST

A breakfast club has been launched at a Tyneside school today by Virgin Trains and the Greggs Foundation. The club will provide a healthy meal and a great start to the school day for more than 100 pupils at Denbigh Community Primary School in Howdon, Wallsend.

Virgin sows seeds of success for environment awards

Virgin sows seeds of success for environment awards

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2016 12:48 BST

Virgin Trains helps local community in its bid to win a prestigious national Britain in Bloom award - and creates a fantastic flower-packed welcome for visitors to Durham station.

Virgin Trains launches its ground-breaking entertainment portal – on-board entertainment beamed straight to your device

Virgin Trains launches its ground-breaking entertainment portal – on-board entertainment beamed straight to your device

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains is today launching its industry-leading, complimentary on-board entertainment service, which is streamed directly to customers’ own devices.

Virgin Trains offers discounts to Lost Village Festival goers

Virgin Trains offers discounts to Lost Village Festival goers

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2016 09:11 BST

Virgin Trains has discounted fares for festival goers travelling on the East Coast mainline to this summer’s Lost Village Festival. First and standard class tickets have been discounted by 20 per cent and are available to buy between now and May 26 for travel to and from Newark Northgate between May 27 and 29, 2016.

Virgin Trains’ new cross-border services prompt surge in bookings

Virgin Trains’ new cross-border services prompt surge in bookings

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2016 11:15 BST

Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell has welcomed Virgin Trains' new cross- border timetable, which has prompted a surge in bookings.

Virgin Trains’ new advert continues quest for glory

Virgin Trains’ new advert continues quest for glory

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2016 11:27 BST

Virgin Trains will air the second TVC in its ‘Be Bound for Glory’ campaign, which sees the brand pay homage to the Virgin-enabled achievements and capabilities of the everyday passenger. The new creative continues to build on Virgin Trains’ insight that long-distance travel is always for something important, and it’s crucial to arrive in top form.

Prime Minister visits Azuma!

Prime Minister visits Azuma!

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2016 14:24 BST

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has seen for himself the Virgin Azuma, the new train which will revolutionise services on the East Coast. The train is the first to be shown in a Virgin livery and was unveiled at King’s Cross by Richard Branson in March.

Virgin Trains sets new standard for punctuality transparency

Virgin Trains sets new standard for punctuality transparency

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2016 00:01 BST

• First train operator to publish comprehensive punctuality data • New customer-friendly charts show how likely your service is to be early, on time or late • Punctuality data uses the ‘Right Time’ standard – far tougher than current industry practice

Virgin Trains signs sponsorship deal with Darlington Football Club

Virgin Trains signs sponsorship deal with Darlington Football Club

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 17:30 BST

Virgin Trains has teamed up with Darlington Football Club in a two-year deal which will see the train company feature on all first team and replica kits.

Virgin Trains unveils tactile station maps for visually impaired travellers

Virgin Trains unveils tactile station maps for visually impaired travellers

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2016 09:38 BST

• First train company to install maps in all its managed stations on the east coast route • Innovative maps offer customers with disabilities support and greater independence • Available in eleven stations from Berwick to Peterborough* • Complements the work of a dedicated Virgin Trains team providing assisted travel

Virgin Trains makes sure special Olympians make it to PFA Awards

Virgin Trains makes sure special Olympians make it to PFA Awards

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2016 13:51 BST

Four Special Olympic gold medal winners from the North East travelled to London on a newly refurbished Virgin Trains service from Durham to mix with their Premier League idols at the 43rd PFA Awards tonight. The four, who play for County Durham-based Beamish Dynamos, were invited by PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor.