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.
Press Releases • Dec 27, 2016 12:00 GMT
Virgin Trains has created two exclusive seats to upgrade Preston North End fans to a First Class experience for every home game at Deepdale stadium.
Press Releases • Oct 10, 2016 00:01 BST
To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health.
Press Releases • Aug 02, 2016 10:28 BST
Virgin Trains has teamed up with Darlington Football Club to offer its fans a fantastic 25% discount for bookings on its services. The club has released its official 2016-2017 season team photograph today, with its shirts now sponsored by Virgin Trains.
Press Releases • Jun 10, 2016 13:15 BST
A breakfast club has been launched at a Tyneside school today by Virgin Trains and the Greggs Foundation. The club will provide a healthy meal and a great start to the school day for more than 100 pupils at Denbigh Community Primary School in Howdon, Wallsend.
Press Releases • May 18, 2016 09:11 BST
Virgin Trains has discounted fares for festival goers travelling on the East Coast mainline to this summer’s Lost Village Festival. First and standard class tickets have been discounted by 20 per cent and are available to buy between now and May 26 for travel to and from Newark Northgate between May 27 and 29, 2016.
Press Releases • Apr 29, 2016 17:30 BST
Virgin Trains has teamed up with Darlington Football Club in a two-year deal which will see the train company feature on all first team and replica kits.