Press releases • Dec 07, 2019 10:00 GMT
Charities set to benefit as Virgin Trains waves goodbye to West Coast mainline. Rail enthusiasts and Virgin Trains employees bid for much sought after railway memorabilia, with train nameplate sales in excess of £130,000 to be donated to good causes
Press releases • Dec 07, 2019 08:00 GMT
A young train enthusiast was given a special surprise by Virgin Trains staff after his father penned an open letter to Sir Richard Branson about his son’s love for the railway operator.
Press releases • Dec 05, 2019 07:40 GMT
Virgin Trains has taken a step closer towards offering rail customers across the UK unrivalled onboard broadband speeds by trialling 5G connectivity on the West Coast Mainline.
Press releases • Nov 22, 2019 10:14 GMT
A partnership between Virgin Trains and a social enterprise has helped 30 people who have experienced homelessness into work as baristas.
Press releases • Nov 21, 2019 00:01 GMT
Virgin Trains has launched a tongue-in-cheek music video featuring founder Sir Richard Branson, celebrities from across two decades and a host of staff to wave goodbye to the West Coast Mainline, and celebrate its achievements as the UK’s longest running rail franchise.
Press releases • Nov 11, 2019 08:26 GMT
The number of people opting to travel on Virgin Trains’ Anglo-Scottish services instead of flying has reached record levels, contributing to a drop in carbon emissions. In the 12 months to July 2019, 29% of passengers chose to travel with Virgin Trains as opposed to flying between Glasgow and London, the UK’s second-busiest domestic air route.
Press releases • Nov 09, 2019 09:59 GMT
A 101-year-old Second World War veteran received a hero’s welcome from railway workers, Virgin Trains staff and military personnel at Preston station as he made the trip to London for the Festival of Remembrance.
Press releases • Oct 10, 2019 09:33 BST
This World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains is introducing simple things that look after our mental health both onboard its services and at stations.
Press releases • Oct 07, 2019 08:30 BST
Virgin Trains are rolling out more body worn cameras for station staff and on-board teams to use after successfully introducing the scheme last year. After becoming the first UK train operator to provide the cameras to cover all its frontline teams, the train operator is equipping a further 250 of its people with cameras bringing the total to over 500.
Press releases • Sep 11, 2019 09:00 BST
Virgin Trains are to donate blankets, scarves and dog coats which have been made from old staff uniforms to the homeless. Garments which were originally coats, shell jackets, shirts, trousers and suits worn by Virgin Trains’ frontline have been given a new lease of life and will be distributed to those living on the streets in time for the winter months.
Press releases • Sep 09, 2019 11:15 BST
Virgin Trains welcomed its youngest ever train driver to its driving school in Crewe to give a train fan an unforgettable experience.
Press releases • Aug 24, 2019 09:30 BST
Virgin Trains kicked off its Manchester Pride celebrations with one of the world’s first gay rugby clubs, Manchester Village Spartans, at Manchester Piccadilly station as the Pride festivities get underway this Bank Holiday weekend.
Press releases • Aug 23, 2019 15:50 BST
Local artists descended on Stoke-on-Trent station to give rail travellers and passers-by a taste of The Big Feast 2019 – the city’s biggest outdoor Arts Festival, which takes place this weekend.
Press releases • Aug 20, 2019 09:00 BST
Virgin Trains auctions off a number Pendolino train nameplates with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust in honour of Stephen Sutton. A nameplate bearing Stephen's name is presented to his mother Jane.
Press releases • Aug 09, 2019 06:00 BST
Virgin Trains' Runcorn Station played host to The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital, inviting customers to buy a brick for £1 as part of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s campaign is aim to raise £500,000 towards a new cancer hospital for the North West region.
Press releases • Jul 17, 2019 14:50 BST
New initiative aims to set young people’s imaginations alight by encouraging them to design the train journey of their dreams
Press releases • Jul 11, 2019 09:00 BST
A Virgin Trains employee is to perform an award-winning play at Stockport station, as part of Greater Manchester Fringe.
Press releases • Jul 03, 2019 09:25 BST
Virgin Trains joins forces with Wishing Well on a trip designed to help remove barriers to travelling by train for vulnerable young adults.