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 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 • 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
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.
Press releases • Sep 03, 2018 12:15 BST
Birmingham International Train Station officially renamed in partnership with Virgin Trains ahead of the launch of the Bear Grylls Adventure. The station will bear the name 'Bearmingham International' for one week to mark the one month to the opening of the exciting new attraction.
Press releases • Jul 20, 2018 15:20 BST
Virgin Trains gets bee-hind Manchester’s city-wide public art trail by naming one its Pendolino trains ‘Bee Together’ and launches a children’s competition to design a baby bee. The winner will see their creation brought to life and presented to them as a 'money can't buy' prize.
Press releases • May 22, 2018 12:33 BST
Virgin Trains fully behind a new Release Scotland partnership aimed at unlocking the potential of people with criminal convictions which has won the backing of business leaders, charities and the Scottish Government.
Press releases • Apr 16, 2018 09:00 BST
Virgin Trains gets behind 'Bee in the City', Manchester’s city-wide public art trail, an event that is expected to attract over 1 million visitors to city centre this summer with the aim of raising money for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s ‘We Love MCR’ Charity.
Press releases • Dec 06, 2017 13:00 GMT
World Champion cyclist Mark Cavendish MBE jumped into Virgin Trains’ driving seat as he sped up the country to the route launch for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018.
Press releases • Nov 17, 2017 12:30 GMT
Virgin Trains has played its part in the reopening of an Edwardian theatre by naming a train “Darlington Hippodrome”. The Darlington Hippodrome theatre is a few minutes’ walk from the town’s main railway station and has links to the railway going back 110 years. It will reopen tomorrow after an eighteen month £12.3m restoration project.
Press releases • Oct 15, 2017 08:00 BST
Virgin Trains and the Birmingham Literature Festival hosts a flash fiction event with a difference. Guests treated to a First Class experience, travelling to Birmingham International before tucking into Virgin Trains' popular First Class menu, and then entertained acclaimed author Stuart Maconie who delivers a witty and evocative short story inspired by his recent trip on Virgin Trains.
Press releases • Sep 14, 2017 12:11 BST
Virgin Trains has been unveiled as a premier partner of next year’s Great Exhibition of the North. The Government-backed Exhibition, which will take place in NewcastleGateshead, celebrates art and culture, design and innovation from across the North of England.
Press releases • Sep 12, 2017 11:52 BST
Virgin Trains will run an additional late night service to help Doncaster Rovers fans get home after the club’s prestigious Carabao Cup match away against Arsenal on Wednesday 20 September. Tickets have gone on sale today and fans are urged to book as soon as they can, with fares starting from just £50 return.
Press releases • Aug 07, 2017 10:12 BST
Award-winning Chef James Martin meets Yorkshire food producers featuring on Virgin Trains’ new seasonal east coast menu
Press releases • Jul 06, 2017 18:12 BST
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.
Press releases • Apr 25, 2017 10:20 BST
Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares set to go live on 25 April with prices starting from £10. It is offering up to 50% off train travel and is adapting its current timetable to accommodate festival goers, with more direct services from London Euston to Bangor.
Press releases • Mar 22, 2017 09:52 GMT
An 18 hour rail tour to commemorate 40 years of the High Speed Train has raised more than £50,000 for the Railway Children charity.
Press releases • Feb 18, 2017 00:01 GMT
Virgin Trains is giving Doncaster Rovers fans the chance to win a match day to remember to celebrate its partnership with the Sky Bet League Two leaders. It has been unveiled as the club's new sponsor of its training shirts, and has launched a competition to win complimentary First Class rail travel for two to a forthcoming away match.
Press releases • Feb 16, 2017 10:54 GMT
Virgin Trains is helping to stage a play on the banks of the River Thames about a 19th century world champion rower from Tyneside. It has provided a replica plate of its "Blaydon Races" loco 91115 to form part of the backdrop to the award-winning production about Harry Clasper, who had the original song Blaydon Races written in his honour more than 150 years ago.