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Bear Grylls unveils new name at Virgin Trains 'Bearmingham International' station

Bear Grylls unveils new name at Virgin Trains 'Bearmingham International' station

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.

Virgin Trains names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

Virgin Trains names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

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.

Virgin Trains onboard to tackle cycle of reoffending

Virgin Trains onboard to tackle cycle of reoffending

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.

Virgin Trains buzzing to support Manchester’s Bee in the City

Virgin Trains buzzing to support Manchester’s Bee in the City

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.

‘Cav’ catches Virgin Trains’ cab to Tour de Yorkshire launch

‘Cav’ catches Virgin Trains’ cab to Tour de Yorkshire launch

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.

Virgin Trains helps set the stage for theatre revival

Virgin Trains helps set the stage for theatre revival

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.

Virgin Trains Ticket to Write

Virgin Trains Ticket to Write

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.

Virgin Trains’ partnership with Great Exhibition of the North unveiled

Virgin Trains’ partnership with Great Exhibition of the North unveiled

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.

Virgin Trains help Doncaster Rovers fans get home from prestigious match

Virgin Trains help Doncaster Rovers fans get home from prestigious match

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.

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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.

Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

Virgin Trains Offering Half Price Priority Fares to Festival No.6 Goers

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.

Charity rail tour raises over £50,000 for Railway Children

Charity rail tour raises over £50,000 for Railway Children

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.

Virgin Trains kicks off partnership with Doncaster Rovers

Virgin Trains kicks off partnership with Doncaster Rovers

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.

Virgin Trains helps to stage “oarsome” play about local hero

Virgin Trains helps to stage “oarsome” play about local hero

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.

Virgin Trains brings First Class experience to Preston North End fans

Virgin Trains brings First Class experience to Preston North End fans

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.

Virgin Trains launches world’s first onboard mindfulness channel

Virgin Trains launches world’s first onboard mindfulness channel

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.

Virgin Trains sponsorship just the ticket for Darlington football fans

Virgin Trains sponsorship just the ticket for Darlington football fans

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.

Virgin Trains helps pupils keep on track for an even better education

Virgin Trains helps pupils keep on track for an even better education

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.