Perth’s City of Culture Bid Submitted in Style With Virgin Trains

Virgin service carries city delegation to London to submit bid London, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Perth’s bid for 2021 City of Culture status was seen off in style today (Apr 27, 2017 ) by Virgin Trains. A delegation representing Scotland’s newest city boarded Virgin’s Highland Chieftain service this morning at Perth Station to take… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains Helps Open New Alehouse to Attract Doncaster Customers

London, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has helped open an alehouse at Doncaster station which has seen a disused Victorian buffet room transformed into a stunning new customer attraction. Russ Thompson’s passion for the history and heritage of his home town has combined with his love of real ale and an opportunity… Read the full press release

Cycling Fans Can Watch Tour De Yorkshire With Virgin Trains’ Extra Service

London, 2017-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains will run an additional train from London to take cycling fans to Harrogate on Saturday (29 April) to see the Tour de Yorkshire. The prestigious annual cycle race will hold its second stage from Tadcaster to Harrogate on Saturday afternoon, with the one-day Asda Women’s Tour… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ charity rail tour raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children

Virgin Trains’ charity rail tour raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children   London, 2017-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — An “epic” charity rail tour organised by Virgin Trains and partners to celebrate 40 years since the launch of the High Speed Train (HST) has raised more than £50,000 for Railway Children. More than 500… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains becomes the new sponsor of Doncaster Rovers’ training kit

London, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is giving Doncaster Rovers fans the chance to win a match day to remember as it kicks off its partnership with the football club. Virgin Trains has become the new sponsor of Rovers’ training kit which is worn by the players on match days. And to… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to increase Gosforth centre workforce by 50%

Gosforth centre to increase workforce by 50% Virgin to visit up to 100 North East businesses from 6-10 February LONDON, 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is to expand its customer call centre in Newcastle by 50%, just four months after it opened. Up to 45 additional jobs will be based at its… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains announces New Year half price seat sale

400,000 half price tickets up for grabs for east coast journeys Half price tickets on sale between January 9 and January 13 Tickets for travel between January 30 and March 31* LONDON, 2017-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Missing the Christmas break already? Plan your next staycation and take advantage of discounted tickets in Virgin… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launches three-day online First Class Seat Sale From 29 November to 1 December

LONDON, 2016-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is launching a three-day online First Class Seat Sale to help customers treat themselves this Christmas for less. From Tuesday 29 November to Thursday 1December, prices will be slashed on First Class seats on the Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline. Customers wanting a First Class experience… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to hold quarterly prison recruitment events to help reduce reoffending

  Virgin Trains doubled expected number for recruiting former offenders Prison recruitment fairs to run quarterly across west coast route Virgin urges other employers to consider recruiting offenders LONDON, 2016-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is making prison recruitment fairs a regular part of its talent-hunting process. The London to Scotland operator is… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets to their Apple Wallet

LONDON, 2016-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains,in partnership with Trainline, has announced that it will be the first operator to give customers the option to add train tickets straight to their Apple Wallet on its west coast route. From today iPhone users purchasing tickets for Virgin Trains west coast services through the Virgin… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains and Professor Geoff Beattie research: taking the train from Birmingham to London is 42 percent more relaxing than driving

Traffic jams leave 32 percent of motorists with a headache Over 1 in 10 dream of playing ‘traffic jam Tinder’, with nearly two-thirds of those stuck in a traffic jam wishing they had taken the train Former Big Brother psychologist Geoff Beattie reports the psychological impact of a traffic jam in the morning can negatively… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health

LONDON, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains has worked alongside the Mental Health Foundation to become the world’s first travel company to launch a dedicated channel promoting positive mental health. The new ‘Be Mindful’ channel showcases the UK’s first real-time video of a train journey, taking a… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains extends its booking horizon to six months in advance to tempt people away from air travel

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has extended its booking horizon from the industry standard of three months to six months in advance for weekday tickets on both its west coast and east coast routes. This gives customers more time to plan holidays and secure great deals, and book tickets for big… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains creates up to 85 new jobs with the opening of its new customer call centre in Newcastle

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has opened a new customer call centre in Newcastle, creating up to 85 new jobs in the city. The company’s Customer Solutions Centre is designed to improve customer service by bringing roles in-house and with employees working and travelling along its east coast route. The centre… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to increase number of services to Morpeth from seven per day to eleven on Mondays to Thursdays

LONDON, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has responded to Northumberland rail users’ requests to provide more services to the county. It has made changes to its December 2016 timetable to ensure there is a significant increase in services to Morpeth, with four more daily services on Mondays to Thursdays. They include three new… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launches first-of-a-kind children’s story by David Baddiel, The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train

‘The Girl Who Had Never Been On A Train’, available exclusively on Virgin Trains on-board entertainment system Award-winning children’s author created the tale after collecting inspiration from passengers along Virgin Trains East and West Coast routes The children’s story is the first exclusive-commission on BEAM LONDON, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains will… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains announces healthy milk drinks ‘Canny Milk’ on-board its east coast services

New tasty treats are the latest ingredient to make travel by train even more tempting LONDON, 2016-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is supporting a Tyneside-based start-up business and offering customers a new range of healthy milk drinks on-board its east coast services. ‘Canny Milk’ is the creation of Newcastle businessman Liam Watson… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains announces revamped Standard Class menu and onboard food bar packed with new products

Rail operator continues its transformation of customer experience onboard its trains LONDON, 2016-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is transforming the onboard dining and shopping experience for customers on its east coast route with an exciting, revamped Standard Class menu and onboard food bar packed with new products. The move is all part… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains to stage a one-off Comedy Coach on a newly refurbished King’s Cross to Edinburgh service

Virgin Trains brings cheer as Brits forget how to laugh CITY, Country, 2016-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Comedy Coach unveiled at news that almost two-thirds of Brits haven’t had a good laugh in the last week Research revealed by Virgin Trains has found that almost 39 million Brits* haven’t laughed out loud in the last… Read the full press release

Team’s shirts of Darlington Football Club now sponsored by Virgin Trains

  LONDON, 2016-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Fans of Darlington Football Club can support their team in style this season with a new shirt sponsorship and generous travel discount from Virgin Trains. The club has today released images of its official 2016-2017 season team photograph, with the team’s shirts now sponsored by Virgin Trains. The… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains adds extra return service to London for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final on 27 August

Virgin Trains will provide an extra return service from Hull to the capital on 27 August LONDON, 2016-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has added an extra return service to London to help fans of Hull FC enjoy their big day out at the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final. Hull FC will play against Warrington… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains reaches halfway point in its fleet refurbishment programme

Virgin Trains fleet refurbishment programme milestone achieved LONDON, 2016-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ —  Refurbishment programme part of £40 million investment pledge to improve current fleet Virgin Trains will pass the halfway point in its fleet improvement programme on the east coast when the twenty-third train to be completely refurbished rolls out of Craigentinny, Edinburgh,… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains releases toolkit for businesses on hiring ex-offenders

LONDON, 2016-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has today launched a toolkit for businesses which offers practical advice on hiring ex-offenders. The train company, which is part-owned by Richard Branson, is calling for more businesses to follow their example and employ people with previous convictions. In the past 3 years, Virgin Trains on the… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains helps raise awareness for the first Cumberland & Westmorland Women’s Wrestling championship

LONDON, 2016-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Jun 16, 2016) Virgin Trains transported a family of three female wrestlers on-board The Cumbrian Spirit (Pendolino 390010) train from the Lake District to Euston to bring Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling to the streets of London. Sisters, Tracy (25), Connie (20) and Rosie Hodgson (9), whose father, Trevor,… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launches its free booking portal for SMEs, Railblazers

Website for small and medium size businesses to organise all rail travel Free to use with no credit card or booking fee 24/7 availability LONDON, 2016-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains today announced the launch of its free booking portal for SMEs, Railblazers. The self booking tool lets businesses reserve all their rail journeys… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares now available at 50% off train travel to Bangor

Virgin Trains is the official travel partner for Festival No.6 2016 Customers can save up to 50% on return fares to Bangor from 13th May until 20th June Headline acts include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Hot Chip and Bastille LONDON, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has created exclusive Festival No.6 Priority Fares… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains launch ‘Tea & Talk’ campaign to benefit The Mental Health Foundation

Virgin Trains pledges to donate at least £100,000 to The Mental Health Foundation First initiative unveiled to kick off donations towards goal Support for the ‘Tea & Talk’ campaign on board Virgin Trains LONDON, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains on the West Coast has today announced an initiative that will see 10p… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ cross-border travel bookings surge following increased services between Edinburgh and London

New timetable sees 15% uplift in cross-border rail bookings 42 additional London-Edinburgh services every week, adding 22,000 seats in near half-hourly service Free wifi for bookings through Virgin Trains website LONDON, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has seen a surge in cross-border travel bookings after announcing increased services between Edinburgh and London. A… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains recognized for its new Customer Information Screens (CIS) at the SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards

LONDON, 2016-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has received international recognition for its new Customer Information Screens (CIS) at the SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards. The judges awarded Virgin Trains ‘Project of the Year’ for its innovative-thinking that increases efficiency and improves passenger experience through new-look information screens at Euston. The screens display a pictogram,… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains together with over 20 organisations celebrated the Isle of Anglesey in the House of Commons

LONDON, 2016-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday Virgin Trains joined over 20 organisations to celebrate the Isle of Anglesey in the House of Commons. Anglesey Day, an annual event organised by Albert Owen, MP for Anglesey, brings together organisations from across the island to showcase what it has to offer. This year’s event focused on… Read the full press release