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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 gives the thumbs up to Stephen’s Story

Virgin Trains gives the thumbs up to Stephen’s Story

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2019 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains auctions off a number Pendolino train nameplates with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust in honour of Stephen Sutton. A nameplate bearing Stephen's name is presented to his mother Jane.

Virgin Trains Statement

Virgin Trains Statement

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2019 09:04 BST

Virgin Trains commit to working closely with First Trenitalia to ensure a smooth transition to the new West Coast Partnership in December.

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.

Virgin Trains offers 100% digital tickets

Virgin Trains offers 100% digital tickets

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 08:40 BST

Virgin Trains has become the first train operator to offer 100 percent of its ticket types digitally.

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.

Virgin Trains works with local charity to help remove barriers

Virgin Trains works with local charity to help remove barriers

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 09:25 BST

Virgin Trains joins forces with Wishing Well on a trip designed to help remove barriers to travelling by train for vulnerable young adults.

 ANPR at Oxenholme station is wheeled out by Virgin Trains

ANPR at Oxenholme station is wheeled out by Virgin Trains

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2019 10:28 BST

Virgin Trains has introduced Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) at Oxenholme station, making it the first station managed by Virgin on the West Coast Main Line to adopt the technology.

Virgin Trains opens the door to the first ever Calm Corner

Virgin Trains opens the door to the first ever Calm Corner

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 11:40 BST

Virgin Trains opens The Calm Corner at Crewe station - a specially designed room providing customers, especially those with hidden disabilities, can escape from the busy station.

Virgin Trains to launch UK’s most advanced and customer-focussed train service

Virgin Trains to launch UK’s most advanced and customer-focussed train service

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 06:00 BST

Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most advanced, and customer-focussed, train service. The ‘open access’ application would see a new hourly service through most of the day between Liverpool and London from May 2021.

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.

Journeys soar on Virgin’s Blackpool route

Journeys soar on Virgin’s Blackpool route

Press releases   •   May 28, 2019 10:10 BST

Virgin Trains has today revealed figures for record journeys taken on its Blackpool route one year after introducing electric Pendolino services, which strengthened connections to and from the resort.

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

Royal Naval train honoured at Preston Station for its role during the World Wars

Royal Naval train honoured at Preston Station for its role during the World Wars

Press releases   •   May 16, 2019 12:55 BST

Virgin Trains has unveiled a commemorative plaque at Preston station honouring the Jellicoe Express – the Royal Naval train that transported hundreds of soldiers and sailors during the World Wars.

Statement from Virgin Trains

Statement from Virgin Trains

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 07:00 BST

Virgin Trains express disappointment at the Department for Transport's decision to disqualify their bid for the West Coast Partnership

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.