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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

Toilet humour no fun for Virgin Trains’ customers

Toilet humour no fun for Virgin Trains’ customers

Press Releases   •   Dec 31, 2018 00:30 GMT

Virgin Trains is urging customers to follow the 3Ps of flushing after a lady’s bra was found to be the latest cause of a blocked toilet onboard one of its Pendolino trains.

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.

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.

​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.

Joel Dommett discovers the best of the West (Coast) in new video series from Virgin Trains

Joel Dommett discovers the best of the West (Coast) in new video series from Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 00:01 BST

Tuesday 24th July – Virgin Trains has today released the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series. Hosted by top comedian and TV personality, Joel Dommett, the videos see Joel discovering all the best – lesser known – things to see, do, eat and drink on a summer weekend getaway to five of the most popular destinations along the Virgin Trains route.

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 launches new partnership with Uber to encourage people to leave their cars at home

Virgin Trains launches new partnership with Uber to encourage people to leave their cars at home

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains is today launching a new partnership with Uber to enable passengers to easily request a ride to the station and on arrival at their destination.

Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

Virgin’s Pendolino train named Blackpool Belle to celebrate launch of electric services

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2018 17:00 BST

Virgin Trains has named one of its Pendolinos Blackpool Belle to celebrate the launch of its first electric services to and from the resort today (Monday 21 May).

Virgin Trains builds Pendolino sand sculpture ahead of train’s historic first visit to Blackpool

Virgin Trains builds Pendolino sand sculpture ahead of train’s historic first visit to Blackpool

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2018 09:05 BST

Virgin Trains has recreated its iconic Pendolino train on Blackpool beach to celebrate its first visit to the seaside resort today.

Virgin Trains becomes the first travel company in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa
Record year for Virgin Trains on the West Midlands to London route

Record year for Virgin Trains on the West Midlands to London route

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2018 12:20 BST

Virgin Trains report record number of journeys on the West Midlands to London, up 4.6% year on year to 12.2m. A third more journeys were made on the route compared to five years ago, the growth driven by improvements in customer service and increased popularity of advance fares which has seen the average price paid by customers fall in the last twelve months.

A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

A cool run for the Wolverhampton Bobsled team with Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 13:07 BST

Wolverhampton Bobsled speeds down to London ahead of this Sunday’s London Marathon with Jane Sutton, mother of inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton MBE, and team mates hoping to raise £10k for Teenage Cancer Trust.

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.

All aboard The Fusiliers Express

All aboard The Fusiliers Express

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 12:29 BST

​Virgin Trains name train to commemorate 50 years of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Serving Fusiliers and veterans were welcomed on board before it then made its journey North to Newcastle for an official welcome ceremony, with customers treated to some tunes from the Band of the Fusiliers as the train headed north.

Virgin Azuma arrives in Edinburgh in preparation for driver training programme

Virgin Azuma arrives in Edinburgh in preparation for driver training programme

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 09:39 BST

Passengers in Edinburgh will be given a chance to view the state-of-the-art Virgin Azuma train when it arrives in the Scottish capital today to prepare for a driver training programme.

More easy ways with Seatfrog to upgrade to First Class luxury on Virgin Trains East Coast

More easy ways with Seatfrog to upgrade to First Class luxury on Virgin Trains East Coast

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 00:01 GMT

Train travellers now have more ways to upgrade to First Class on Virgin Trains’ east coast services with the launch of exciting new features from Seatfrog. The app, which emerged last year as a brand-new disruptor to the travel industry, has today revealed a host of benefits including being able to upgrade as a group*, to make customers’ journeys even better.

The Waiting Room pub launched at Virgin Trains' Durham Station