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‘Cav’ catches Virgin Trains’ cab to Tour de Yorkshire launch

‘Cav’ catches Virgin Trains’ cab to Tour de Yorkshire launch

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2017 13:00 GMT

World Champion cyclist Mark Cavendish MBE jumped into Virgin Trains’ driving seat as he sped up the country to the route launch for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018.

Virgin Trains helps set the stage for theatre revival

Virgin Trains helps set the stage for theatre revival

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 12:30 GMT

Virgin Trains has played its part in the reopening of an Edwardian theatre by naming a train “Darlington Hippodrome”. The Darlington Hippodrome theatre is a few minutes’ walk from the town’s main railway station and has links to the railway going back 110 years. It will reopen tomorrow after an eighteen month £12.3m restoration project.

Virgin Trains Ticket to Write

Virgin Trains Ticket to Write

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2017 08:00 BST

Virgin Trains and the Birmingham Literature Festival hosts a flash fiction event with a difference. Guests treated to a First Class experience, travelling to Birmingham International before tucking into Virgin Trains' popular First Class menu, and then entertained acclaimed author Stuart Maconie who delivers a witty and evocative short story inspired by his recent trip on Virgin Trains.

Virgin Trains becomes setting for international chef competition
Donna Air launches world-first app for First Class upgrades at London’s King’s Cross station
Virgin Trains customers can now bid for last minute First Class upgrades in global first
New lick of paint for Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

New lick of paint for Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2017 09:11 BST

Virgin Trains' iconic Pendolino new look appears in service for the very first time. The refreshing design will be applied to all 56 trains in the fleet, the last due out of Widnes' Alstom facility in December 2019.

​LIFE IS SHORT: THE AVERAGE BRIT HAS JUST 17 DAYS OF FREE TIME EACH YEAR
US Ambassador opens First World War Exhibition outside Newcastle station

US Ambassador opens First World War Exhibition outside Newcastle station

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 13:28 BST

Virgin Trains welcomed the US Ambassador to the UK to Newcastle where he launched an exhibition of photographs from the battlefields of World War One.

Virgin Trains ​Class 91 named to mark 40 years of High Speed Trains at Bounds Green

Virgin Trains ​Class 91 named to mark 40 years of High Speed Trains at Bounds Green

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 11:19 BST

Forty years of High Speed Trains at Virgin Trains' Bounds Green depot is commemorated with the naming of a Class 91 engine.

Upgrade with Virgin Trains’ First Class seat sale
Award-winning Chef James Martin meets Yorkshire food producers featuring on  Virgin Trains’ new seasonal east coast menu
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.

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 adds extra service for Wembley–bound South Shields FC fans

Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound South Shields FC fans

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 13:09 BST

An extra service has been provided by Virgin Trains to take South Shields Football Club fans to London when they play at Wembley for the first time next month. The table- topping Mariners will take on Cleethorpes Town in The Buildbase FA Vase, ahead of York City FC's Buildbase FA Trophy final against Macclesfield Town on Sunday 21 May.

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

Four trains, four generations – times confirmed for history making event on Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line

Four trains, four generations – times confirmed for history making event on Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2017 09:00 BST

Further details about the once in a lifetime event taking place on Yorkshire’s railways later this month have been confirmed, with the historic occasion to begin at 06.00 on Sunday 23 April near the North Yorkshire village of Tollerton.

INK-REDIBLE: Virgin Trains launches world’s first ticket tattoo

INK-REDIBLE: Virgin Trains launches world’s first ticket tattoo

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2017 00:01 BST

Train operator develops revolutionary Tick-InkTM technology to offer ticket tatts for travellers.

Virgin Trains Refreshes Onboard Retail Offering

Virgin Trains Refreshes Onboard Retail Offering

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2017 09:00 BST

Love Corn, Pip Organic and Virgin Wines are just some of the 25 new products available

Charity rail tour raises over £50,000 for Railway Children

Charity rail tour raises over £50,000 for Railway Children

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2017 09:52 GMT

An 18 hour rail tour to commemorate 40 years of the High Speed Train has raised more than £50,000 for the Railway Children charity.