Follow Virgin Trains

Press releases

New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

New Azuma trains arrive at UK port ahead of passenger services starting later this year

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 18:32 GMT

Two brand new Hitachi test trains arrived at Teesport (Middlesbrough) today after completing a two-month journey from Japan. The two five-car trains will form part of Virgin Trains’ new Azuma fleet and will be the first used for training on-board crew and drivers.

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
Can't get a millennial railcard? Virgin Trains 'avo' solution...

Can't get a millennial railcard? Virgin Trains 'avo' solution...

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 08:42 GMT

• Bring an avocado when buying your Virgin Trains ticket and passengers aged 26 to 30 can get the same discount as offered by the millennial railcard – a third off most fares • The #Avocard is valid on all Virgin Trains West Coast journeys from today until midnight on 20th March • Offer valid on tickets purchased at ticket offices only – photo I.D. for proof of age required

Virgin Trains welcomes Natasha Grice to the executive as People Director
Virgin Trains treats Liverpool’s homeless to a Global Scouse Day meal

Virgin Trains treats Liverpool’s homeless to a Global Scouse Day meal

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2018 17:43 GMT

Virgin Trains delivers 100 Scouse meals to The Whitechapel Centre for the homeless in Liverpool to mark Global Scouse Day.

Ditch the car thanks to Virgin Trains’ new ‘Mighty Fine 29’ capped fares between Leeds and London

Ditch the car thanks to Virgin Trains’ new ‘Mighty Fine 29’ capped fares between Leeds and London

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2018 09:25 GMT

Virgin Trains has launched its first ever capped fares of £29* between Leeds and London, meaning customers can bag a bargain when buying up to a week in advance. With immediate effect, Virgin Trains on the east coast will launch the first scheme of its kind to its customers travelling direct between Leeds and the capital.

Virgin Trains seeks out future train drivers in the UK’s first train driver apprenticeship scheme
Virgin Trains and HMP Northumberland transform old uniforms in pioneering recycle scheme
Virgin Trains announces free WiFi for millions of passengers on its West Coast route