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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.

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.

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.

Virgin Trains scoop three awards at Cheshire Best Kept Stations

Virgin Trains scoop three awards at Cheshire Best Kept Stations

Press releases   •   Feb 19, 2019 15:19 GMT

Virgin Trains’ Crewe, Stockport and Warrington Bank Quay stations all acknowledged at the Cheshire Best Kept Stations awards evening, with judges commending Virgin Trains commitment to serving their local communities.

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.

Virgin Trains offers tickets for a tenner on London to Birmingham route

Virgin Trains offers tickets for a tenner on London to Birmingham route

Press releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 06:00 GMT

On Mondays, on selected services between London Euston and Birmingham all Advance single fares will cost just £10

Virgin Trains welcomes boost in journeys on Blackpool route

Virgin Trains welcomes boost in journeys on Blackpool route

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 00:01 GMT

Latest figures from Virgin Trains show that a record number of journeys have been taken on its Blackpool route six months after introducing new electric services to the seaside resort.

War widow finally visits grandfather’s WWI grave more than a century after he went missing

War widow finally visits grandfather’s WWI grave more than a century after he went missing

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2019 08:40 GMT

Family make emotional to Northern France courtesy of Virgin Trains and Eurostar to visit to long-lost grave of war hero grandfather Private Thomas Bryan, the first family visit in a century after a chance encounter with Virgin Trains employee and amateur historian Wayne McDonald that helped solve family mystery

Virgin Trains teams trained in conflict resolution help customers on match days

Virgin Trains teams trained in conflict resolution help customers on match days

Press releases   •   Dec 29, 2018 00:30 GMT

In the first initiative of its kind, Virgin Trains is deploying staff with specialist training - including conflict resolution techniques - to improve the travelling experience of football supporters and all customers across its network on busy match days.

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 scraps Friday afternoon peak restrictions

Virgin Trains scraps Friday afternoon peak restrictions

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 13:15 GMT

Following a three month trial, Virgin Trains has permanently lifted Friday afternoon restrictions from London Euston. Customers will see savings of more than £100 on walk-up fares to destinations on Virgin Trains route, whilst congestion of key evening services have been dramatically reduced as customers take advantage of travelling earlier in the day.

Virgin Trains helps to fight homelessness with ‘life changing’ coffee from Change Please

Virgin Trains helps to fight homelessness with ‘life changing’ coffee from Change Please

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2018 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains has introduced ethically-sourced, award-winning coffee onboard from Change Please, which helps fight homelessness in UK. In addition, to change habits and help reduce waste, customers with reusable cups will receive a discount when purchasing a hot drink onboard a Virgin Trains service.

Investment in bodycams by Virgin Trains sees staff assaults drop by more than half

Investment in bodycams by Virgin Trains sees staff assaults drop by more than half

Press releases   •   Oct 17, 2018 00:05 BST

Virgin Trains has become the first UK train operator to provide body worn cameras to cover all its frontline people, resulting in assaults on staff falling by more than half.

​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.

War widow discovers long-lost grave of war hero grandfather after chance encounter on Virgin Trains service

War widow discovers long-lost grave of war hero grandfather after chance encounter on Virgin Trains service

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 16:45 BST

FOR Rita Armin, the whereabouts of her Grandfather’s grave after he died fighting in World War One remained a 100-year-old mystery which her family had given up on solving. But thanks to a chance encounter with a Virgin Trains employee, Mrs Armin was able to piece together the final resting place of the man she never met.

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.