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Virgin Trains announces additional trains following Flyglobespan collapse

Press Release   •   Dec 16, 2009 23:00 GMT

Virgin Trains has today announced the times of the additional trains on the London to Glasgow via Preston route over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, which will help passengers affected by the collapse of Scotland’s airline Flyglobespan. The extra trains had been arranged to help passengers affected by the planned strike action on British Airways, but will continue to operate following the High Court ruling that the strike cannot go ahead.

The extra trains will supplement the already advertised service of 26 trains daily in both directions between Euston and Glasgow.

Chris Gibb, Virgin Trains’ Chief Operating Officer said today: “Christmas and New Year is an extremely busy time for us, but I am confident that with the additional trains being arranged alongside our scheduled services, most of which have 439 seats, we will be able to carry all our regular customers together with those affected by the planned BA strike and those whose travel plans have been disrupted by the collapse of Flyglobespan.” 

The extra trains will operate at the following times, full details will be available next week on online journey planners.

Tuesday 22 December 2009
10:38 Preston to London Euston (calling at Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay)
13:33 London Euston to Lancaster (calling at Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston)
14:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle)

Wednesday 23 December 2009
*08:30 Glasgow Central to London Euston (calling at Preston, Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay)
13:33 London Euston to Lancaster (calling at Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston)
14:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle)

Thursday 24 December 2009
*08:30 Glasgow Central to London Euston (calling at Preston, Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay)
13:33 London Euston to Lancaster (calling at Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston)

Monday 28 December 2009
10:38 Preston to London Euston (calling at Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay)
13:33 London Euston to Lancaster (calling at Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston)
14:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle)

Tuesday 29 December 2009 and Wednesday 30 December 2009
*08:30 Glasgow Central to London Euston (calling Preston, Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay)
13:33 London Euston to Lancaster (calling at Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston)
14:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle)

Thursday 31 December 2009
13:33 London Euston to Lancaster (calling at Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston)
14:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle)

Friday 1 January 2010
10:38 Preston to London Euston (calling at Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay)
13:33 London Euston to Lancaster (calling at Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston)
14:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle)

Saturday 2 January 2010
*08:30 Glasgow Central to London Euston (calling at Preston, Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay)
14:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle)

*The departure time from Glasgow is subject to confirmation and customers should confirm details next week with National Rail Enquiries on 0845 48 49 50 or using the online journey planner at www.virgintrains.com.

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