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Virgin Trains Launches 800,000 Tickets Seat Sale  800,000 discounted tickets are up for grabs in three-day sale

Press Release   •   Feb 27, 2016 09:00 GMT

Savvy travellers shopping around for spring holiday bargains can make the most of the Big Spring Seat Sale with Virgin Trains. From Tuesday March 1 to Thursday March 3, prices on 800,000 seats across First and standard class will be slashed on the rail operator’s West Coast Mainline.


Virgin Trains is offering bargain fares from as little as four pounds, for travel between March 18 and May 2, and customers can escape for less to visit family and friends or explore some of the UK’s great cities.


Discounted fares include the below Advance Single tickets:

  • London to Birmingham or Birmingham to London starting from £4
  • London to Liverpool or Liverpool to London starting from £10
  • London to Glasgow or Glasgow to London starting from £14

Katie Knowles, Virgin Trains marketing director for the West Coast Mainline, said: ‘’At Virgin Trains, we pride ourselves on offering fantastic sales across the year and ensuring our customers have a comfortable and relaxed journey to their destination. We are excited to release 800,000 tickets at brilliant prices and I am sure they will be snapped up fast!’’


Discounted tickets will be available to book from 00:01 on March 1 at www.virgintrains.co.uk/saleand through the Virgin Trains mobile app, which lets you book train tickets and check timetables on your smartphone – anytime, anywhere.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Fares are available on selected first and standard class Virgin Trains services only on the
  • West Coast Mainline

  • Discounted fares available on virgintrains.com and the Virgin Trains app only
  • Promotional fares are available for booking between March 1 and 3 2016 inclusive
  • Promotional fares are available for travel between March 18 and May 2
  • 2016 inclusive

    • The last day of travel to/from Glasgow will be the 29 April due to engineering.

    Subject to availability on specific services, and requested journeys cannot be guaranteed.

    • Tickets are non-refundable, change of travel date and/or time is available up to the departure on payment of a £10 admin fee plus the difference of the new applicable fare
  • Other discounts including Railcards and Group discounts do not apply
  • Major improvement works are taking place during Easter (Friday 25 – Thursday 31 March); and May Bank Holiday (Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May) on the West Coast Mainline:

    • March 25 – 28 2016, Birmingham New Street – Wolverhampton & Stafford – Crewe
    • March 29 – 30 2016, Birmingham New Street – Wolverhampton
    • April 30 – 2 May 2016, Crewe & Warrington and Crewe & Runcorn, North of Lancaster and Penrith
    • April 30 – 3 May 2016 Stafford & Crewe, Lockerbie and Carstairs

    On affected services, the overall journey time will be extended, as a result of diversions and rail replacement coaches.

    For more information, visit: https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/spanner

    About Virgin Trains

    Virgin Trains is the brand name of Virgin Rail Group (VRG), which is owned by Virgin Group (51%) and Stagecoach (49%). Virgin Trains has operated the West Coast passenger train franchise since 1997, serving key UK cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. In June 2014 the Department for Transport (DfT) awarded VRG a new franchise until at least April 2017.

    Virgin Trains is committed to delivering a high speed, high frequency service, offering shorter journey times, more comfortable travel and excellent customer service. We provide the most frequent long-distance rail service in Europe (London - Manchester and London – Birmingham, both every 20 minutes).

    Since 1997, Virgin Trains has introduced over 70 new trains at a cost of £1.5 billion. The service carries more than 34.5 million passengers a year and Virgin Trains employs approximately 3,290 staff.

    Virgin Trains customers consistently rate the company as one of the top long-distance rail franchise operators in the National Passenger Survey (NPS) commissioned by industry watchdog “Passenger Focus”.

    Visit the Virgin Trains Media Room - www.virgintrains.co.uk/mediaroom - for the latest news, images and videos. Subscribe here for regular news from Virgin Trains.

    Press Office: 0845 000 3333. Company website: www.virgintrains.co.uk.

    About Virgin Trains East Coast

    Virgin Trains East Coast is the brand name of InterCity Railways Ltd (ICR), which is owned by Stagecoach Group (90%) and Virgin Group (10%). Virgin Trains East Coast began operating services on the East Coast Main Line on 1 March 2015, serving key UK cities including London, Peterborough, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. In November 2014 the Department for Transport awarded ICR a new franchise until at least 31 March 2023.

    Virgin Trains East Coast is committed to delivering a high speed, high quality service with new services, faster and more frequent journeys, more comfortable travel and excellent customer service. More than £140m is to be invested in delivering improved service and a more personalised travel experience for customers.

    Visit the Virgin Trains East Coast Media Centre at: http://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/media-centre for the latest news and images.

    Contact the Virgin Trains Press Office: press.desk@virgintrains.co.uk or call us on 0845 000 3333.