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Virgin Trains puts on additional services for Lincoln Christmas Market
Virgin Trains sees surge in cross-border travel after timetable improvements

Virgin Trains sees surge in cross-border travel after timetable improvements

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2016 06:00 GMT

Virgin Trains has seen a surge in cross-border rail travel after investing in 42 new services connecting Edinburgh to Newcastle and London. More than 5000 additional Virgin Trains passengers are crossing the border every week on the east coast route with since the timetable change in May, new figures show.

Virgin Trains unveils vision for station of the future

Virgin Trains unveils vision for station of the future

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 13:16 GMT

Birmingham International retail area is transformed thanks to £1m plus investment that sees the traditional booking office windows replaced with an open plan design, employing new technology to support the station team to deliver a range of customer benefits.

Virgin Trains to hold regular prison recruitment fairs
Virgin Trains urges Scottish football fans to plan ahead for England match

Virgin Trains urges Scottish football fans to plan ahead for England match

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 09:52 GMT

Virgin Trains is urging football fans to plan ahead as record numbers travel to London by rail for the Scotland-England match this Friday.

Virgin Trains comments on news that West Coast franchise will partner with HS2

Virgin Trains comments on news that West Coast franchise will partner with HS2

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2016 09:44 GMT

Virgin Trains acknowledges the Department for Transport’s announcement this morning that the new West Coast franchise will partner with HS2. The DfT has said that the new franchise will run from April 2019, and include the initial operation of high speed services. The current West Coast franchise ends in March 2018.

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West Midlanders find traffic jams on the M6 more stressful than Christmas shopping with the in-laws

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

New research revealed today shows that commuters who sit in traffic on the M6 find the experience twice as stressful as going to the dentist (14%), with an incredible 22 percent stating they feel more at ease on a first date.

Virgin Trains rivals airlines with Apple Wallet m-ticket offering

Virgin Trains rivals airlines with Apple Wallet m-ticket offering

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

• Virgin Trains is first train company to introduce Web to Wallet m-ticket option • Partnered with Trainline to launch similar system used by airlines • Next step towards eliminating the orange ticket completely

Virgin Trains adds late weekday London to York service
Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Leeds to London
Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Edinburgh and Newcastle
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Virgin Trains Launches The ‘Never-Ending Ticket’ - The World’s First Ever Ticket Relay

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has today unveiled the world’s first ‘Never-Ending Ticket’, a special First Class ticket which will be continuously passed between customers, allowing each passenger a complimentary First Class journey with Virgin Trains on the West Coast.

Virgin Trains’ beer helps family-run baking business take off

Virgin Trains’ beer helps family-run baking business take off

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains' Hop on Board beer is helping one North East bread-baking business take off. The Family-run, Jar House, company has been using the tasty tipple to bake bread - and will hold a special beer and bread promotion at Virgin Train's regular Pop Up Shop event at Darlington station on 28 October.

Virgin Trains launches in-station navigation app

Virgin Trains launches in-station navigation app

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 10:00 BST

• Virgin Trains’ Explorer App marks a global first for the rail industry • Launch features include real-time positioning and sign translation to help customers navigate in-station environment • Navigation for the visually impaired, messaging capability, baggage tracking and real time travel data amongst future features

Virgin Trains launches cheeky campaign to demonstrate why taking the train is a far better ride

Virgin Trains launches cheeky campaign to demonstrate why taking the train is a far better ride

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 09:30 BST

Risqué campaign continues drive to encourage the public to travel by train rather than plane or car

Virgin Trains releases more low fares to support Harrogate Christmas Market

Virgin Trains releases more low fares to support Harrogate Christmas Market

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has today released many low priced fares for its special services from London King's Cross to Harrogate to support the North Yorkshire town's traditional Christmas Market on the weekend of 19/20 November.

Virgin Trains supports railway industry efforts to honour Team GB and ParalympicsGB heroes

Virgin Trains supports railway industry efforts to honour Team GB and ParalympicsGB heroes

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2016 08:45 BST

Virgin Trains runs complimentary charter to whisk Team GB and Paralympics GB heroes from their homecoming parade in Manchester down to London.

Virgin Trains to stage business clinic to boost flagging entrepreneurial ‘get up and go’

Virgin Trains to stage business clinic to boost flagging entrepreneurial ‘get up and go’

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2016 00:01 BST

Levi Roots, Maria Hatzistefanis and Jamal Edwards MBE to lead exclusive workshops as research reveals desire for own business is not matched by confidence or knowledge Brits fear failure, debt and insecurity, and lack support and advice on going it alone But some entrepreneurial spirit lives on as many would take pay cut to pursue their dream

Virgin Trains launches world’s first onboard mindfulness channel

Virgin Trains launches world’s first onboard mindfulness channel

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2016 00:01 BST

To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health.

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Virgin Trains launch recruitment programme to find drivers for new Azuma trains

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2016 00:00 BST

• Largest recruitment of train drivers on the east coast mainline since the 80s • Chance to be part of a new-era of rail on the iconic route