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Investment in bodycams by Virgin Trains sees staff assaults drop by more than half

Investment in bodycams by Virgin Trains sees staff assaults drop by more than half

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2018 00:05 BST

Virgin Trains has become the first UK train operator to provide body worn cameras to cover all its frontline people, resulting in assaults on staff falling by more than half.

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 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 Station Announcer swaps West Coast for Wrestling ring in Gold Coast

Virgin Trains Station Announcer swaps West Coast for Wrestling ring in Gold Coast

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2018 09:15 BST

A Virgin Trains Station Announcer based at Preston is switching his microphone for the wrestling ring at the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the next two weeks.

Virgin Trains names train after Scottish cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Virgin Trains names train after Scottish cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 15:01 GMT

Virgin Trains has named one of its trains after one of Scotland’s most famous cultural icons in celebration of its role in serving Glasgow.

Virgin Trains offers a flavour of the “MarmaLake” District

Virgin Trains offers a flavour of the “MarmaLake” District

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

Virgin Trains has created a unique guide to the “MarmaLake” District to celebrate the World’s Original Marmalade Festival & Awards, which take place in Penrith this weekend.

Virgin Trains welcomes Natasha Grice to the executive as People Director
Virgin Trains Station Announcer pedals past fundraising target for charity bike ride

Virgin Trains Station Announcer pedals past fundraising target for charity bike ride

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2018 18:00 GMT

A member of the Virgin Trains team at Carlisle is taking to two wheels to ride across India, after doubling his fundraising target.

Virgin Trains seeks out future train drivers in the UK’s first train driver apprenticeship scheme
Soaring Chester visitor numbers help set a new record for Virgin Trains

Soaring Chester visitor numbers help set a new record for Virgin Trains

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 00:01 GMT

New figures from Virgin Trains show journeys between Chester and London have broken through the half a million mark, setting a record for the number of journeys taken by train.

Virgin Trains runs majority of services today during unwarranted union   strike action on the west coast
Virgin Trains employee gears up for charity bike ride with a chain of fundraising events

Virgin Trains employee gears up for charity bike ride with a chain of fundraising events

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 10:00 GMT

A Virgin Trains employee at Carlisle is gearing up to take part in his first ever cycling challenge halfway across the world, whilst raising thousands of pounds for charity.

Virgin Trains confirms it will run majority of services during unwarranted union strike action on the west coast
Picture Paw-fect! All change as Jake the trainspotting dog models new Virgin Trains uniform
Virgin Trains creates a buzz at Penrith station with new bee garden

Virgin Trains creates a buzz at Penrith station with new bee garden

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2017 07:00 BST

A new garden at Penrith station, Cumbria has been created to welcome an entirely different type of local commuter, thanks to the work of Virgin Trains and 25 local gardeners.

Virgin Trains urges customers to think ahead this August bank holiday during London Euston closure

Virgin Trains urges customers to think ahead this August bank holiday during London Euston closure

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 09:00 BST

Virgin Trains is advising customers wishing to travel over the August Bank Holiday via its east coast and west coast routes to plan their journeys and reserve seats in advance.

Virgin Trains welcomes ‘All The Stations’ couple on their railway journey

Virgin Trains welcomes ‘All The Stations’ couple on their railway journey

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2017 15:00 BST

Today Virgin Trains welcomed a couple at Carlisle, who are travelling to all railway stations in Britain for a project entitled ‘All The Stations’, which sees them visit 2,563 stations over 14 weeks.

Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Virgin Trains completes £2m refurbishment of Preston station to cater for record passenger numbers

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2017 14:00 BST

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high