LONDON, 2015-10-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has been voted the Best UK Domestic Train Service at the Business Traveller Awards 2015.
Regarded as the market’s benchmark for excellence, the Business Traveller Awards recognise the best service providers in business travel.
Readers of Business Traveller voted Virgin Trains top for Domestic Train Service in the UK ahead of First Great Western and Heathrow Express.
For nearly a decade, Virgin Trains has been recognised by business travellers for going the extra mile to make customers’ journeys enjoyable and stress-free.
Amanda Robinson, Head of Sales at Virgin Trains, said: “At Virgin Trains, we really value our business customers and are committed to ensuring that they can arrive ready to tackle the challenges of their working day. We’re always striving to offer our business travellers the best experience, so we’re delighted to be recognised as the best domestic rail service provider in the UK and are already looking forward to the challenge of building on this achievement.”
About Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains is the brand name of Virgin Rail Group (VRG), which is owned by Virgin Group (51%) and Stagecoach (49%). Virgin Trains has operated the West Coast passenger train franchise since 1997, serving key UK cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. In June 2014 the Department for Transport (DfT) awarded VRG a new franchise until at least April 2017.
Virgin Trains is committed to delivering a high speed, high frequency service, offering shorter journey times, more comfortable travel and excellent customer service. We provide the most frequent long-distance rail service in Europe (London – Manchester and London – Birmingham, both every 20 minutes).
Since 1997, Virgin Trains has introduced over 70 new trains at a cost of £1.5 billion. The service carries more than 34.5 million passengers a year and Virgin Trains employs approximately 3,290 staff.
Virgin Trains customers consistently rate the company as one of the top long-distance rail franchise operators in the National Passenger Survey (NPS) commissioned by industry watchdog “Passenger Focus”.
Press Office: 0845 000 3333. Company website: http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/.
About Virgin Trains East Coast
Virgin Trains East Coast is the brand name of InterCity Railways Ltd (ICR), which is owned by Stagecoach Group (90%) and Virgin Group (10%). Virgin Trains East Coast began operating services on the East Coast Main Line in March 2015, serving key UK cities including London, Peterborough, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. The franchise will last until at least 31 March 2023.
Visit the Virgin Trains East Coast Media Centre at: www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/media-centre for the latest news and images.
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SOURCE: Virgin Trains