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Virgin Trains names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

Virgin Trains names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2018 15:20 BST

Virgin Trains gets bee-hind Manchester’s city-wide public art trail by naming one its Pendolino trains ‘Bee Together’ and launches a children’s competition to design a baby bee. The winner will see their creation brought to life and presented to them as a 'money can't buy' prize.

Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2018 17:00 BST

Virgin Trains has named one of its Pendolinos Blackpool Belle to celebrate the launch of its first electric services to and from the resort today (Monday 21 May).

A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 13:07 BST

Wolverhampton Bobsled speeds down to London ahead of this Sunday’s London Marathon with Jane Sutton, mother of inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton MBE, and team mates hoping to raise £10k for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Virgin Trains buzzing to support Manchester’s Bee in the City

Virgin Trains buzzing to support Manchester’s Bee in the City

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2018 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains gets behind 'Bee in the City', Manchester’s city-wide public art trail, an event that is expected to attract over 1 million visitors to city centre this summer with the aim of raising money for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s ‘We Love MCR’ Charity.

All aboard The Fusiliers Express

All aboard The Fusiliers Express

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 12:29 BST

​Virgin Trains name train to commemorate 50 years of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Serving Fusiliers and veterans were welcomed on board before it then made its journey North to Newcastle for an official welcome ceremony, with customers treated to some tunes from the Band of the Fusiliers as the train headed north.

More easy ways with Seatfrog to upgrade to First Class luxury on Virgin Trains East Coast

More easy ways with Seatfrog to upgrade to First Class luxury on Virgin Trains East Coast

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 00:01 GMT

Train travellers now have more ways to upgrade to First Class on Virgin Trains’ east coast services with the launch of exciting new features from Seatfrog. The app, which emerged last year as a brand-new disruptor to the travel industry, has today revealed a host of benefits including being able to upgrade as a group*, to make customers’ journeys even better.

‘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.

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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.