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Saturday services transformed on Virgin Trains’ east coast route

Saturday services transformed on Virgin Trains’ east coast route

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2017 00:01 GMT

A new timetable by Virgin Trains will see the biggest boost to Saturday services in more than 25 years from today (Saturday). More frequent services to and from destinations including Leeds, York and Edinburgh will mean customers will benefit from a similar frequency of services to those enjoyed on weekdays.

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Industry first disruption dodging tool launches

Industry first disruption dodging tool launches

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 07:00 BST

• First tool to show alternative routes and multi-modal transport options • Live real-time delay estimates in customers' hands • Travellers to be warned of disruption before getting stuck

Newark train station getting makeover

Newark train station getting makeover

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 10:59 BST

Record year for Virgin Trains on the London to Liverpool route

Record year for Virgin Trains on the London to Liverpool route

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 10:30 BST

Virgin Trains sees record numbers travelling between Liverpool and London as journeys top 1.75m, up 11% year on year. For the first time, more people travel to Liverpool than London, the growth driven by improvements in customer service. Virgin Trains service crucial to the region says Liverpool Vision with a third more journeys made on the route compared to five years ago.

Virgin Trains wins highest ever market share against airlines between Scotland and London

Virgin Trains wins highest ever market share against airlines between Scotland and London

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2017 06:30 BST

Virgin Trains has hailed an “historic shift” in travel patterns as more Scotland-London passengers choose train over plane than at any time in more than 20 years.

Virgin Azuma debuts in Scotland on east coast test run
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Virgin Trains’ smartphone revolution sees millions of customers switch from paper tickets

Virgin Trains’ smartphone revolution sees millions of customers switch from paper tickets

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2017 09:32 BST

A fifth of Virgin Trains customers have switched to mobile-friendly digital tickets after their launch on the west coast route last summer. More than 1.5 million digital tickets have been sold in the last three months alone, as customers respond positively to their simplicity and ease of use.

Virgin Trains announces new joint integrated campaign

Virgin Trains announces new joint integrated campaign

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.

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

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

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Over 80,000* bargain Virgin Trains tickets available for May half term

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).

Virgin Trains unveils one-stop-shop for UK and European getaways

Virgin Trains unveils one-stop-shop for UK and European getaways

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

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018.

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

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.

Record numbers take the train to Cumbria, according to Virgin Trains

Record numbers take the train to Cumbria, according to Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 09:00 BST

New figures from Virgin Trains show that over half a million journeys (517,000) have been taken on trains between London and Cumbria in the last 12 months (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017).

Virgin Trains breaks Scottish passenger records a year after west coast closure

Virgin Trains breaks Scottish passenger records a year after west coast closure

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 06:51 BST

Virgin Trains has broken new records for passengers crossing the border on its west coast route, a year after it was closed during floods.

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2017 08:14 BST

Today, enthusiasts and history buffs were treated to a world first as four generations of trains representing the past, present and future of passenger rail travel ran side by side, in the same direction on the East Coast main line.

Virgin Trains partners with International Indian Chef of the Year Competition

Virgin Trains partners with International Indian Chef of the Year Competition

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2017 09:00 BST

Final judging event to take place on King’s Cross to York service