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​Virgin Trains marks 60 years of Blue Peter with train naming

​Virgin Trains marks 60 years of Blue Peter with train naming

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 16:29 BST

Former Blue Peter presenters including Peter Purves, Konnie Huq, Janet Ellis, Liz Slater and Richard Bacon jump onboard the newly named Virgin Train 'Blue Peter' as they head up to Manchester to celebrate 60 years of the world's longest running TV shows.

New café bar opens at Virgin Trains’ Stoke Station

New café bar opens at Virgin Trains’ Stoke Station

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 16:18 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with Titanic Brewery to open a new cafe bar at Stoke-on-Trent station. The new facility, which is open from early until late, offers a wide range of drinks and refreshments and is part of Virgin Trains' commitment to challenge traditional views around station management, bringing a new life the community and a boost for the local economy.

Youngster helps Virgin Trains mark the last weekend of Manchester's Bee in the City

Youngster helps Virgin Trains mark the last weekend of Manchester's Bee in the City

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 14:49 BST

Virgin Trains helps to bring youngsters design to life, to mark the last weekend of Manchester's Bee in the City art trail. The last ever bee was created by 15 year old Talia Hasid, with the help of local artist Jodie Silverman and passing customers at Manchester Piccadilly station.

Bear Grylls unveils new name at Virgin Trains 'Bearmingham International' station

Bear Grylls unveils new name at Virgin Trains 'Bearmingham International' station

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 12:15 BST

Birmingham International Train Station officially renamed in partnership with Virgin Trains ahead of the launch of the Bear Grylls Adventure. The station will bear the name 'Bearmingham International' for one week to mark the one month to the opening of the exciting new attraction.

Virgin Trains invites railway fan to ride with pride to Manchester

Virgin Trains invites railway fan to ride with pride to Manchester

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2018 15:35 BST

Virgin Trains has invited a railway fan making his first visit to Manchester Pride on board its specially decorated #RideWithPride train, as it transports hundreds of visitors to the city for a long weekend of celebrations.

WWII veterans launch Virgin Trains’ RAF train in North Wales

WWII veterans launch Virgin Trains’ RAF train in North Wales

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 15:40 BST

Two Royal Air Force veterans who served in the Second World War have launched a specially-named Virgin Trains service from Holyhead Station in Anglesey.

Virgin Trains Customers set to benefit from new transport partnership in the West Midlands

Virgin Trains Customers set to benefit from new transport partnership in the West Midlands

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2018 09:00 BST

Sustainable transport initiatives the focus of new partnership alliance as Virgin Trains commits to closer working relationship with key West Midlands stakeholders.

Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer a big hit with Virgin Trains’ customers

Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer a big hit with Virgin Trains’ customers

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2018 16:00 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with Iron Maiden and Robinsons to offer the award winning Trooper beer onboard all its services. Lead singer Bruce Dickinson travelled in the cab of one of a Virgin Trains Pendolino from London to Stockport to help launch the partnership. Virgin Trains customers are in with a chance to win tickets to see Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Tour live this summer

Joel Dommett discovers the best of the West (Coast) in new video series from Virgin Trains

Joel Dommett discovers the best of the West (Coast) in new video series from Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 00:01 BST

Tuesday 24th July – Virgin Trains has today released the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series. Hosted by top comedian and TV personality, Joel Dommett, the videos see Joel discovering all the best – lesser known – things to see, do, eat and drink on a summer weekend getaway to five of the most popular destinations along the Virgin Trains route.

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