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Virgin Trains promises normal timetable during any RMT strike action on the east coast

Virgin Trains promises normal timetable during any RMT strike action on the east coast

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2016 12:15 BST

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a full timetable during any RMT strike action. The union has announced its members on the east coast route have voted in favour of industrial action, though no strike has yet been called.

Virgin Trains backs campaign to Love Wordsworth Country this summer

Virgin Trains backs campaign to Love Wordsworth Country this summer

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2016 15:36 BST

Virgin Trains has joined forces with the Wordsworth Trust to celebrate the beauty of the Lake District with an exclusive campaign.

Virgin Trains brings cheer as Brits forget how to laugh

Virgin Trains brings cheer as Brits forget how to laugh

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2016 10:30 BST

Comedy Coach unveiled at news that almost two-thirds of Brits haven’t had a good laugh in the last week

Virgin Trains sponsorship just the ticket for Darlington football fans

Virgin Trains sponsorship just the ticket for Darlington football fans

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2016 10:28 BST

Virgin Trains has teamed up with Darlington Football Club to offer its fans a fantastic 25% discount for bookings on its services. The club has released its official 2016-2017 season team photograph today, with its shirts now sponsored by Virgin Trains.

Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound Hull FC fans

Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound Hull FC fans

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2016 15:30 BST

An extra return service from Hull to London has been put on specially by Virgin Trains for Hull FC fans to enjoy their day out at Wembley Stadium in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final on 27 August.

Virgin Trains fleet refurbishment programme milestone achieved

Virgin Trains fleet refurbishment programme milestone achieved

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2016 09:00 BST

Refurbishment programme part of £40 million investment pledge to improve current fleet

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

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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.

Virgin Trains launches toolkit to help businesses employ ex-offenders
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
Bryn Williams serves up surprise on board Virgin Trains

Bryn Williams serves up surprise on board Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2016 16:00 BST

Chef Bryn Williams greeted customers on board a train to North Wales, serving them dishes from his latest menu in collaboration with Virgin Trains.

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Escape for less with the Virgin Trains Summer Seat Sale

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2016 13:21 BST

This summer, bargain hunting customers will once again see the arrival of the much-anticipated Virgin Trains three-day Summer Seat Sale. From Tuesday 5th July to Thursday 7th July, prices on First and Standard class seats will be slashed on the rail operator’s West Coast route.

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 helps showcase Cumberland & Westmorland Women’s Wrestling on the streets of London

Virgin Trains helps showcase Cumberland & Westmorland Women’s Wrestling on the streets of London

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 15:30 BST

Today Virgin Trains transported a family of three female wrestlers on-board The Cumbrian Spirit (Pendolino 390010) train from the Lake District to Euston to bring Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling to the streets of London.

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.