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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.

Virgin Trains introduces JAM card for customers with communications barriers

Virgin Trains introduces JAM card for customers with communications barriers

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 16:13 GMT

Virgin Trains has become the first travel company outside of Northern Ireland to introduce a ground-breaking initiative for people with communication barriers. Standing for “Just a Minute”, anyone with a JAM card can present it to Virgin Trains staff to let them know they have a communication barrier which could be a result of number of factors including autism or a learning difficulty.

Dean Gaffney and the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime

Dean Gaffney and the (Toilet) Role of a Lifetime

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 00:01 GMT

EastEnder helps launch Virgin Trains’ search for new voice of their onboard talking toilets

Virgin Trains pays tribute to Jake the Trainspotting Dog

Virgin Trains pays tribute to Jake the Trainspotting Dog

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 awarded Social Mobility Employer status

Virgin Trains awarded Social Mobility Employer status

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 10:25 GMT

​Virgin Trains has become the first train operating company to be named an accredited Social Mobility Employer, as part of a nation-wide drive to improve social mobility in the UK.

Virgin passengers stunned as comedian Tim Vine takes over tannoy

Virgin passengers stunned as comedian Tim Vine takes over tannoy

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2019 11:03 GMT

​Virgin Trains customers have been treated to an impromptu onboard performance by one-liner legend Tim Vine. The award-winning comedian delivered a five-minute set over the tannoy of the Euston to Manchester service after being invited to share some gags by Train Manager Darren Jones.

​Virgin Trains customers can now book travel assistance with Amazon Alexa

​Virgin Trains customers can now book travel assistance with Amazon Alexa

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2019 06:00 GMT

Customers who require travel assistance on Virgin Trains are set to benefit from a new feature on the Virgin Trains skill for Alexa, which allows them to request it using basic voice commands.

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.

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