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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.

​Virgin Trains marks 60 years of Blue Peter with train naming

​Virgin Trains marks 60 years of Blue Peter with train naming

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 16:29 BST

Former Blue Peter presenters including Peter Purves, Konnie Huq, Janet Ellis, Liz Slater and Richard Bacon jump onboard the newly named Virgin Train 'Blue Peter' as they head up to Manchester to celebrate 60 years of the world's longest running TV shows.

New café bar opens at Virgin Trains’ Stoke Station

New café bar opens at Virgin Trains’ Stoke Station

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 16:18 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with Titanic Brewery to open a new cafe bar at Stoke-on-Trent station. The new facility, which is open from early until late, offers a wide range of drinks and refreshments and is part of Virgin Trains' commitment to challenge traditional views around station management, bringing a new life the community and a boost for the local economy.

All aboard! ‘The Rookies’ are rolling into stations this holiday

All aboard! ‘The Rookies’ are rolling into stations this holiday

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2018 11:17 BST

Virgin Trains launches its Rookies Academy in time for half term, giving the biggest (little) train fans the chance to go behind the scenes of the railway

Virgin Trains gets prisoners job-ready with innovative training programme

Virgin Trains gets prisoners job-ready with innovative training programme

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2018 07:26 BST

Virgin Trains has launched the first in-prison employability training programme aimed at building the workplace skills prisoners need to make them job-ready on the day of release. The three-week employment and business course has been piloted at HMP Styal, a women’s prison near Manchester, in partnership with prison education and training provider Novus.

War widow discovers long-lost grave of war hero grandfather after chance encounter on Virgin Trains service

War widow discovers long-lost grave of war hero grandfather after chance encounter on Virgin Trains service

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 16:45 BST

FOR Rita Armin, the whereabouts of her Grandfather’s grave after he died fighting in World War One remained a 100-year-old mystery which her family had given up on solving. But thanks to a chance encounter with a Virgin Trains employee, Mrs Armin was able to piece together the final resting place of the man she never met.

Youngster helps Virgin Trains mark the last weekend of Manchester's Bee in the City

Youngster helps Virgin Trains mark the last weekend of Manchester's Bee in the City

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 14:49 BST

Virgin Trains helps to bring youngsters design to life, to mark the last weekend of Manchester's Bee in the City art trail. The last ever bee was created by 15 year old Talia Hasid, with the help of local artist Jodie Silverman and passing customers at Manchester Piccadilly station.

Virgin Trains hops onboard with Marston’s

Virgin Trains hops onboard with Marston’s

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2018 13:07 BST

Virgin Trains has welcomed Staffordshire brewery, Marston’s, to showcase its ale as part of its latest guest ale spotlight.

Bear Grylls unveils new name at Virgin Trains 'Bearmingham International' station

Bear Grylls unveils new name at Virgin Trains 'Bearmingham International' station

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 12:15 BST

Birmingham International Train Station officially renamed in partnership with Virgin Trains ahead of the launch of the Bear Grylls Adventure. The station will bear the name 'Bearmingham International' for one week to mark the one month to the opening of the exciting new attraction.

Virgin Trains becomes first company in the world to use RCS-based messages commercially for customer campaigns

Virgin Trains becomes first company in the world to use RCS-based messages commercially for customer campaigns

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2018 11:05 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with Vodafone and OpenMarket to become the first company in the world to roll out the latest RCS-based ‘Chat’ service as a customer communications channel on a commercial basis.

Virgin Trains extends flexible Fridays for eight more weekends

Virgin Trains extends flexible Fridays for eight more weekends

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 06:30 BST

Virgin Trains is extending a summer promotion which has enabled thousands of people to cut the cost of a spontaneous weekend getaway by more than £100. Customers travelling on Fridays will see afternoon peak restrictions from London Euston removed until October 26, eight weeks after the offer was initially due to finish this Friday.

Virgin Trains invites railway fan to ride with pride to Manchester

Virgin Trains invites railway fan to ride with pride to Manchester

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2018 15:35 BST

Virgin Trains has invited a railway fan making his first visit to Manchester Pride on board its specially decorated #RideWithPride train, as it transports hundreds of visitors to the city for a long weekend of celebrations.

WWII veterans launch Virgin Trains’ RAF train in North Wales

WWII veterans launch Virgin Trains’ RAF train in North Wales

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 15:40 BST

Two Royal Air Force veterans who served in the Second World War have launched a specially-named Virgin Trains service from Holyhead Station in Anglesey.

Virgin Trains Customers set to benefit from new transport partnership in the West Midlands

Virgin Trains Customers set to benefit from new transport partnership in the West Midlands

Press Releases   •   Aug 07, 2018 09:00 BST

Sustainable transport initiatives the focus of new partnership alliance as Virgin Trains commits to closer working relationship with key West Midlands stakeholders.

Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer a big hit with Virgin Trains’ customers

Iron Maiden’s Trooper beer a big hit with Virgin Trains’ customers

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2018 16:00 BST

Virgin Trains has partnered with Iron Maiden and Robinsons to offer the award winning Trooper beer onboard all its services. Lead singer Bruce Dickinson travelled in the cab of one of a Virgin Trains Pendolino from London to Stockport to help launch the partnership. Virgin Trains customers are in with a chance to win tickets to see Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Tour live this summer

Virgin Trains is first train operator to introduce digital Season Tickets

Virgin Trains is first train operator to introduce digital Season Tickets

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 11:42 BST

Virgin Trains has become the first UK train operator to offer digital Season Tickets, as they move one step closer to getting rid of orange tickets altogether.

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 names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

Virgin Trains names train to mark the launch of Bee in the City

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2018 15:20 BST

Virgin Trains gets bee-hind Manchester’s city-wide public art trail by naming one its Pendolino trains ‘Bee Together’ and launches a children’s competition to design a baby bee. The winner will see their creation brought to life and presented to them as a 'money can't buy' prize.

Virgin’s Pride train rides into Glasgow for city’s celebrations

Virgin’s Pride train rides into Glasgow for city’s celebrations

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2018 12:00 BST

Virgin Trains’ specially decorated Pride train has travelled to Glasgow as the festival took place in Scotland’s biggest city this weekend.