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Virgin Trains uniforms put to good use for the homeless

Virgin Trains uniforms put to good use for the homeless

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2019 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains are to donate blankets, scarves and dog coats which have been made from old staff uniforms to the homeless. Garments which were originally coats, shell jackets, shirts, trousers and suits worn by Virgin Trains’ frontline have been given a new lease of life and will be distributed to those living on the streets in time for the winter months.

Railway fan becomes Virgin’s youngest train driver

Railway fan becomes Virgin’s youngest train driver

Press releases   •   Sep 09, 2019 11:15 BST

Virgin Trains welcomed its youngest ever train driver to its driving school in Crewe to give a train fan an unforgettable experience.

Rugby Team helps kick off Virgin Trains’ Manchester Pride celebrations

Rugby Team helps kick off Virgin Trains’ Manchester Pride celebrations

Press releases   •   Aug 24, 2019 09:30 BST

Virgin Trains kicked off its Manchester Pride celebrations with one of the world’s first gay rugby clubs, Manchester Village Spartans, at Manchester Piccadilly station as the Pride festivities get underway this Bank Holiday weekend.

Street art sessions served up at Stoke-on-Trent station

Street art sessions served up at Stoke-on-Trent station

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2019 15:50 BST

Local artists descended on Stoke-on-Trent station to give rail travellers and passers-by a taste of The Big Feast 2019 – the city’s biggest outdoor Arts Festival, which takes place this weekend.

Virgin Trains gets behind The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital

Virgin Trains gets behind The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2019 06:00 BST

Virgin Trains' Runcorn Station played host to The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital, inviting customers to buy a brick for £1 as part of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s campaign is aim to raise £500,000 towards a new cancer hospital for the North West region.

Railway worker stages award-winning play at Stockport station

Railway worker stages award-winning play at Stockport station

Press releases   •   Jul 11, 2019 09:00 BST

A Virgin Trains employee is to perform an award-winning play at Stockport station, as part of Greater Manchester Fringe.

All aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage

All aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2019 15:30 BST

Virgin Trains introduces the new 'Chat Carriage' on a number of services to get customers to strike up a conversation with fellow travellers as part of the BBC's Crossing Divides On the Move Day.

Charity open day raises in excess of £50k

Charity open day raises in excess of £50k

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 14:00 BST

'Crewe All Change', a charity open day' run in partnership by Virgin Trains, Locomotive Services Limited and The Railway Magazine, attracts over five thousand visitors, raising in excess of £50k for good causes.

Journey through Cumbria with Virgin Trains’ railway day at Carlisle

Journey through Cumbria with Virgin Trains’ railway day at Carlisle

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 10:30 BST

Virgin Trains is offering the chance for members of the public to experience the railway in Cumbria with a unique event at Carlisle station.

Birmingham Pride kicks off Virgin Trains’ #RideWithPride season

Birmingham Pride kicks off Virgin Trains’ #RideWithPride season

Press releases   •   May 27, 2019 11:00 BST

Virgin’s Pride Train rode into Birmingham this weekend to launch its #RideWithPride season, as it prepares to journey to festivities in other major cities on west coast route

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.