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Saturday services transformed on Virgin Trains’ east coast route

Saturday services transformed on Virgin Trains’ east coast route

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2017 00:01 GMT

A new timetable by Virgin Trains will see the biggest boost to Saturday services in more than 25 years from today (Saturday). More frequent services to and from destinations including Leeds, York and Edinburgh will mean customers will benefit from a similar frequency of services to those enjoyed on weekdays.

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New lick of paint for Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

New lick of paint for Virgin Trains’ Pendolino

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2017 09:11 BST

Virgin Trains' iconic Pendolino new look appears in service for the very first time. The refreshing design will be applied to all 56 trains in the fleet, the last due out of Widnes' Alstom facility in December 2019.

Record year for Virgin Trains on the London to Liverpool route

Record year for Virgin Trains on the London to Liverpool route

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 10:30 BST

Virgin Trains sees record numbers travelling between Liverpool and London as journeys top 1.75m, up 11% year on year. For the first time, more people travel to Liverpool than London, the growth driven by improvements in customer service. Virgin Trains service crucial to the region says Liverpool Vision with a third more journeys made on the route compared to five years ago.

Virgin Trains' travellers are first past the post in Ebor Festival fashion stakes

Virgin Trains' travellers are first past the post in Ebor Festival fashion stakes

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2017 14:18 BST

Customers of Virgin Trains have been strutting their stuff on a catwalk at York station today ahead of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Virgin Trains, which is co-sponsoring the Best Dressed Couple award each day of the four-day festival, will be at York Racecourse to hand out goodies and 30% off vouchers for travel on its services.

Virgin Trains urges customers to think ahead this August bank holiday during London Euston closure

Virgin Trains urges customers to think ahead this August bank holiday during London Euston closure

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains is advising customers wishing to travel over the August Bank Holiday via its east coast and west coast routes to plan their journeys and reserve seats in advance.

Virgin Trains welcomes ‘All The Stations’ couple on their railway journey

Virgin Trains welcomes ‘All The Stations’ couple on their railway journey

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2017 15:00 BST

Today Virgin Trains welcomed a couple at Carlisle, who are travelling to all railway stations in Britain for a project entitled ‘All The Stations’, which sees them visit 2,563 stations over 14 weeks.

US Ambassador opens First World War Exhibition outside Newcastle station

US Ambassador opens First World War Exhibition outside Newcastle station

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 13:28 BST

Virgin Trains welcomed the US Ambassador to the UK to Newcastle where he launched an exhibition of photographs from the battlefields of World War One.

Virgin Trains helping to transform Doncaster station entrance

Virgin Trains helping to transform Doncaster station entrance

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2017 11:26 BST

Virgin Trains is supporting plans to transform the forecourt of Doncaster station into an attractive pedestrianised area. It plans to create a glazed canopy to provide shelter for customers accessing a new taxi rank and drop off which will complement a new partially grassed area outside of the station.

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Award-winning Chef James Martin meets Yorkshire food producers featuring on  Virgin Trains’ new seasonal east coast menu
Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2017 14:00 BST

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high

Virgin Trains helps bring 9-year-old Amelie’s menu to life

Virgin Trains helps bring 9-year-old Amelie’s menu to life

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2017 12:00 BST

Birmingham youngster is treated to a special day out in London after writing to Sir Richard Branson with suggestions for a new First Class Menu. The menu was brought to life by Virgin Trains and included the delights of a strawberry milkshake and crab surprise, a big favourite of Amelie's Mum who tucked in on their way down to the capital.

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2017 11:30 BST

An historic 1977 line-up of trains at York Station has been re-created to mark the evolution of express rail travel on the East Coast main line ahead of the new Virgin Azuma (Class 800) coming into service in 2018

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Over 80,000* bargain Virgin Trains tickets available for May half term

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 15:58 BST

Families on the hunt for a good deal need look no further as Virgin Trains announces tens of thousands of cheap tickets on the west coast. The inexpensive fares are being sold for under £30 over May half term (from Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June inclusive).

Virgin Trains adds extra trains and increases availability of its lowest fares at weekends

Virgin Trains adds extra trains and increases availability of its lowest fares at weekends

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 10:00 BST

• Additional 115,000 seats available for £16 between Leeds and London on Saturdays

Virgin Trains delivers extra seats on its North Wales route

Virgin Trains delivers extra seats on its North Wales route

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 14:30 BST

Virgin Trains is strengthening services along the North Wales route (services to/from Holyhead) with double Voyager trains to increase capacity for customers, as part of its improvements to its timetable on the west coast.

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2017 13:12 BST

A new alehouse which has opened at Doncaster station hopes to draw on local history and heritage. The Draughtsman has seen the renovation of an old buffet room into a fantastic new facility for customers.

Virgin Trains runs extra service to support Tour de Yorkshire

Virgin Trains runs extra service to support Tour de Yorkshire

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2017 14:15 BST

An extra train service from London King's Cross to Harrogate on Saturday will take cycling fans to the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire race. Virgin Trains is also sponsoring the annual Tour's pink King and Queen of the Mountains Classification jerseys for both the men and women's races.