Virgin Trains releases the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series with comedian and TV personality, Joel Dommett

Videos aimed at inspiring people to get more from their weekends away on the West Coast this summer Getaways made easier with removal of Friday peak restrictions London, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has today (Jul 25, 2018) released the first episode in the brand new ‘West Coast Weekender’ series. Hosted by top comedian… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains removes afternoon peak restrictions out of London Euston

Friday afternoon peak out of London abolished for summer of spontaneity New study finds that 4pm on a Friday is the moment the nation takes to social media to talk about their weekends 93% of all conversations about the weekend on social media embrace and encourage spontaneity LONDON, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin… Read the full press release

Virgin trials its state-of-the-art Azuma train in Sunderland and Lincoln in preparation for its roll out on the east coast from next year

LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train made its inaugural visit to Sunderland and Lincoln this week as preparations to transform rail services gather pace. The iconic train, which takes its name from the Japanese word for “east”, will be rolled out on Virgin Trains’ east coast from next year,… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains unveils a specially-branded Great Exhibition of the North train

LONDON, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of English Tourism Week, Virgin Trains has today (23 March) revealed a specially-branded Great Exhibition of the North train to encourage more people to travel north this summer. The branded train will be used across the entire Virgin Trains East Coast route up to Edinburgh from… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains celebrates its role in connecting Glasgow to England by naming its train after Scotland’s famous cultural icon Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Train named to celebrate Virgin Trains’ role in connecting Glasgow to England Naming coincides with 150th anniversary celebrations of famed artist and architect Best selfie taken with Charles Rennie Mackintosh Express will win First Class prizes LONDON, UK, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains has named one of its trains after one of Scotland’s… Read the full press release

Train travellers can upgrade instantly to First Class on Virgin Trains’ east coast services with Seatfrog’s exciting new features

Exciting new features from Seatfrog – groups* can bid and upgrade together from one device Third Party Bookings – Virgin Trains East Coast bookings made through third parties** like The Trainline can now be added to Seatfrog Upgrade Now – new ‘buy it now’ feature lets you upgrade to First Class instantly if the price… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains announces Spring Seat Sale from March 15th – 19th

Virgin Trains announces Spring Seat Sale from March 15th – 19th LONDON, 2018-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains’ Spring Seat Sale is set to put a spring in passengers’ steps up and down the country this March, with tickets starting from just £5. From Thursday 15th March to Monday 19th March, Virgin Trains on the… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route

Virgin Trains reduces walk-up fares by a third on east coast route   Cost of buying ticket on the day of travel drops by a third on east coast route Total savings to customers worth up to £11m compared to normal industry walk-up fares Lower prices helping to tempt customers from air and road to… Read the full press release

Virgin’s Azuma train on a test run to Scotland in preparation for roll out on the east coast route next year

Virgin’s new state-of-the-art train travels north of the border for first time Inaugural run ahead of plans to accelerate London-Edinburgh journeys to 4hrs LONDON, 2017-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin’s state-of-the-art Azuma train has visited Scotland for the first time as part of plans to transform Edinburgh-London rail journeys.The inaugural run north of the… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains offers 50% off family travel on selected East Coast route

Virgin Trains offers 50% off family travel on selected East Coast route   LONDON, 2017-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is launching a summer family promotion* on its East Coast route, offering 50% off family travel on selected routes between August 7 and September 10, for journeys booked between July 31 and September… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains supports transformation of Doncaster station entrance with £500,000 investment

LONDON, 2017-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Trains is supporting a multi-million pound transformation of the entrance and approach to Doncaster station. Doncaster Council is planning to pedestrianise the forecourt outside the station, with an attractive, partially grassed area. The transformation of this key gateway to the town is part of the council’s plans… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ £2m investment to enhance the customer experience at Preston station now complete

  New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high LONDON, 2017-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing customer… Read the full press release

Virgin Trains’ £2m investment to enhance customer experience at Preston station now complete

New station entrance, free high-speed wifi, additional retail spaces and bike hub form part of station refurbishment as passenger numbers hit new high  London, UK, 2017-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A new entrance at Preston station is now open, marking the completion of Virgin Trains’ £2m investment designed to enhance the experience for ever-growing… Read the full press release

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