Press releases • Nov 09, 2019 09:59 GMT
A 101-year-old Second World War veteran received a hero’s welcome from railway workers, Virgin Trains staff and military personnel at Preston station as he made the trip to London for the Festival of Remembrance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.