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Fantastic summer savings up for grabs on London-West Midland services

Press Release   •   Jul 29, 2009 23:00 BST

Virgin Trains is slashing the cost of travel between London and the West Midlands by almost a third. From 3 August, passengers can travel for a lot less between London Euston/Watford Junction/Milton Keynes Central and Coventry/Birmingham International/Birmingham New Street; and between London and Rugby.

The new Super Off-Peak single fare represents a saving of over £25.00 on a normal Off-Peak single fare from London to Coventry. Other Virgin Trains Super Off-Peak single fares include London to Rugby for £12.50 (a saving of over £20.00) and Milton Keynes to Birmingham New Street for £12.50 (a saving of £11.30). 

The special Super Off-Peak single fare is available from stations or the Virgin Trains website, in advance or on the day of travel. It is valid on Virgin Trains services only and will not be accepted on any services on the route operated by other train companies. These fares are available until 13 September 2009.

Faster and more frequent services to the West Midlands Virgin Trains runs three trains an hour from London to Birmingham. Journey times have significantly reduced following the introduction of the new timetable in December 2008, with a typical journey time of 1h22 from London to Birmingham.

Below is a list of Virgin Trains-only Super Off-Peak single fares:

London Euston to Coventry/Birmingham Int/Birmingham New St/Rugby £12.50
Watford Junction to Coventry/Birmingham Int/Birmingham New St £12.50
Milton Keynes to Birmingham New St/Coventry/Birmingham Int £12.50

SMALL PRINT: We are required to tell you that other train operators also provide services between London and the West Midlands, but why would you want to travel with them when you can save so much on our fares?


Notes to editors
Super Off-Peak Single fares are not valid on departures from London before 1100 and between 1400 and 2015, or arrivals into London before 1300 and between 1700 and 1929 (Monday-Friday).
On weekends, the Super Off-Peak Single is not valid on departures from London before 1100 or arrivals into London before 13:45.

Virgin Trains Media Information
Virgin Trains is the brand name of Virgin Rail Group. We have operated the West Coast passenger train franchise since 1997; the current franchise runs to March 2012.

Virgin Rail Group is owned 51 percent by Virgin Group and 49 percent by Stagecoach.

Virgin Trains has been listed as the Best Train Operator in a survey by the Institute of Customer ; voted Best Rail Company by Travel Weekly magazine; Best UK Domestic Train Service by Business Traveler magazine and favorite train operator by readers of the London Evening Standard.

For further information please contact the Virgin Trains Press Desk on 0845 000 3333 or visit

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