Press Releases

New Virgin liveried train enters service on East Coast

Jun 21, 2015 14:42 BST Virgin Trains East Coast The first Intercity 125 train wrapped in Virgin Trains East Coast livery entered service this weekend.

Virgin Trains driver Iain Black honoured at Transport Awards

Jun 19, 2015 14:42 BST Virgin Trains A train driver hailed as a hero by Sir Richard Branson for his role in a derailment has been honoured at a Glasgow awards ceremony. Iain Black, 54, was given a Special Contribution to Transport Award at the Scottish Transport Awards a month after retiring from Virgin Trains.

 Roadworks for new Elgin High School starts

Jun 19, 2015 07:00 BST Moray Council Despite government wrangle over EU funding rules for the High School project, Moray Council will commence work on access roads on Monday. This will minimise delays once the wrangle has been resolved.

Get your swede on with Stena Line

Jun 18, 2015 16:09 BST Stena Line ​Leading ferry company Stena Line are celebrating all things Swedish and to give customers a taste of the beautiful Scandinavian country, they have organised a range of themed events, promotions and competitions onboard.

Get your swede on with Stena Line

Jun 18, 2015 15:57 BST Stena Line Leading ferry company Stena Line are celebrating all things Swedish and to give customers a taste of the beautiful Scandinavian country, they have organised a range of themed events, promotions and competitions onboard.

Students visit flagship Hitachi train maintenance centre

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 BST Hitachi Rail Europe Ashford, Kent; 17th June, 2015 - Hitachi Rail Europe today hosted students from Bethnal Green Academy at the Ashford Train Maintenance Centre in Kent, to see at first-hand the work the company is doing to maintain the iconic Class 395 ‘Javelin’ trains serving High Speed 1 (HS1) and Kent.

Norwegian named world's best low cost, long haul airline

Jun 16, 2015 13:06 BST Norwegian •Passengers vote Norwegian Air ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long Haul Airline’ as part of SkyTrax awards •The airline was also awarded ‘Best Low Cost Airline in Europe’ for third consecutive year

London Midland swoops to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Jun 16, 2015 11:50 BST London Midland London Midland is supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital by getting on-board this year’s Big Hoot. The Birmingham based train operator is sponsoring one of around 100 (165cm tall) stunningly designed owl sculptures to be displayed across the City this summer. Each owl will have a unique design to be revealed in July

New bus routes and bike friendly buses introduced.

Jun 15, 2015 16:30 BST Moray Council Bus passengers can now take their bike for a ride between Elgin, Kinloss, Findhorn, Forres, Hopeman and Burghead. In addition, local services to and from the new Forres health centre have been increased to run every hour, with a drop-off point inside the health centre grounds.

Virgin Trains brings Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway on board for uniform redesign

Jun 15, 2015 11:55 BST Virgin Trains Virgin Trains has brought on board iconic British designers, HemingwayDesign - led by Wayne Hemingway MBE and Gerardine Hemingway MBE and their multi-disciplinary team of young designers - to revamp its uniform. The new uniform, which will be ready from late 2016, is set to bring a distinctive look to Virgin Trains’ frontline team.