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Customers on Virgin Trains can now bid for last-minute First Class upgrades with Seatfrog app

Customers on Virgin Trains can now bid for last-minute First Class upgrades with Seatfrog app

Press releases   •   May 08, 2019 08:00 BST

Virgin Trains customers can now secure a last-minute upgrade thanks to a collaboration with Seatfrog, an app which lets users take part in an auction for seats in First Class.

Virgin Trains flies the flag for Coventry

Virgin Trains flies the flag for Coventry

Press releases   •   Apr 05, 2019 11:00 BST

Virgin Trains has named one of its Pendolinos 'Lady Godiva' to mark Coventry’s UK City of Culture in 2021. The train also carries the new city flag and will be seen my millions up and down the west coast route. The naming follows on from competition run by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

Virgin Trains partner with Solihull Moors FC and Solihull Mind to deliver mental health support sessions

Virgin Trains partner with Solihull Moors FC and Solihull Mind to deliver mental health support sessions

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 13:50 GMT

Virgin Trains has partnered with Solihull Moors Football Club and Solihull Mind to run weekly football sessions to help those in the local community struggling with mental health issues.

Dean Gaffney and the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime

Dean Gaffney and the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 00:01 GMT

EastEnder helps launch Virgin Trains’ search for new voice of their onboard talking toilets

Tribute to Jake the Trainspotting Dog by Virgin Trains

Tribute to Jake the Trainspotting Dog by Virgin Trains

Press releases   •   Mar 06, 2019 10:37 GMT

Virgin Trains has honoured the memory of Jake the Trainspotting Dog by unveiling a specially commission portrait and 'Jake' inspired watering station for his fellow canine friends.

Passengers stunned as comedian Tim Vine takes over tannoy on Virgin Train

Passengers stunned as comedian Tim Vine takes over tannoy on Virgin Train

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2019 11:03 GMT

​Virgin Trains customers have been treated to an impromptu onboard performance by one-liner legend Tim Vine. The award-winning comedian delivered a five-minute set over the tannoy of the Euston to Manchester service after being invited to share some gags by Train Manager Darren Jones.

Virgin Trains offers first Vegan Society-registered wrap

Virgin Trains offers first Vegan Society-registered wrap

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 00:01 GMT

​Virgin Trains has launched a new wrap approved by the Vegan Society after forming a partnership with the charity to provide more plant-based food.

All Aboard! ‘The Rookies’ are rolling into stations this holiday
Toilet humour no fun for Virgin Trains’ customers

Toilet humour no fun for Virgin Trains’ customers

Press releases   •   Dec 31, 2018 00:30 GMT

Virgin Trains is urging customers to follow the 3Ps of flushing after a lady’s bra was found to be the latest cause of a blocked toilet onboard one of its Pendolino trains.

Rugby station ticket office given a Festive makeover / Christmas travel advice

Rugby station ticket office given a Festive makeover / Christmas travel advice

Press releases   •   Dec 21, 2018 15:22 GMT

Virgin Trains' Rugby stations gets a festive makeover as ticket office is turned into log cabin.

Inspirational quotes on station platforms prove a hit with passengers

Inspirational quotes on station platforms prove a hit with passengers

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 11:44 GMT

​A Virgin Trains employee has been motivating passengers at Crewe Station with a selection of self- penned motivational messages.

​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.

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 Pride train rides into Glasgow for city’s celebrations

Virgin’s Pride train rides into Glasgow for city’s celebrations

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2018 12:00 BST

Virgin Trains’ specially decorated Pride train has travelled to Glasgow as the festival took place in Scotland’s biggest city this weekend.