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Virgin Trains partners with Virgin StartUp to put start-ups on the track to growth

Virgin Trains partners with Virgin StartUp to put start-ups on the track to growth

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2017 11:55 BST

Business accelerator programme Platform X will give talented start-ups a platform to grow and help transform the future of rail journeys

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2017 00:01 BST

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018.

New fares save Virgin Trains customers £7.1m a year

New fares save Virgin Trains customers £7.1m a year

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2017 08:45 BST

Virgin Trains on the east coast has today announced that customers will be able to take advantage of cheaper advance ticket prices and seat reservations on the day of travel. Based on the number of walk-up fares currently bought by customers, Virgin Trains has calculated that the changes could save customers £7.1m a year.

Virgin Trains carries Perth’s City of Culture bid to London

Virgin Trains carries Perth’s City of Culture bid to London

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2017 12:09 BST

Perth’s bid for 2021 City of Culture status was seen off in style today by Virgin Trains.

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

New alehouse set to be a ‘top-drawer’ attraction for Doncaster customers

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2017 13:12 BST

A new alehouse which has opened at Doncaster station hopes to draw on local history and heritage. The Draughtsman has seen the renovation of an old buffet room into a fantastic new facility for customers.

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.

Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid

Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2017 07:30 BST

Virgin Trains will partner with the French high speed operator, SNCF, in its bid for the West Coast Partnership. This will see the expertise of Virgin, Stagecoach and SNCF brought together to compete for the combined West Coast / HS2 franchise.

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 17:38 BST

• Planned strike action on the east coast route due Friday 28th & Saturday 29th postponed • Virgin Trains repeats reassurances that customer-centred revolution will continue

Virgin Trains breaks Scottish passenger records a year after west coast closure

Virgin Trains breaks Scottish passenger records a year after west coast closure

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 06:51 BST

Virgin Trains has broken new records for passengers crossing the border on its west coast route, a year after it was closed during floods.