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Virgin Trains releases more low fares to support Harrogate Christmas Market

Press Release   •   Oct 20, 2016 00:01 BST

Santa arriving at Harrogate Christmas Market

Virgin Trains has today released many low priced fares on special services it will run from London to Harrogate in support of the town’s traditional Christmas market.

Additional trains will run from London King’s Cross to Harrogate on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 November, with return services to the capital later in the day.

Return travel from London to Harrogate for these service starts at £29 in Standard Class (£14.50 single).

Virgin Trains Commercial Director Suzanne Donnelly said: “We’re committed to supporting Harrogate Christmas Market and we’re confident these additional services, and fantastic value fares, will prove very popular.

“Promoting travel to the market is one of a number of initiatives we’re looking at as part of our commitment to supporting the town’s tourist industry, economy and community ahead of our planned introduction of a two-hourly service between Harrogate and London from 2019.”

Brian Dunsby, who leads the market's organising committee, said: "We're very pleased to have the support of Virgin Trains and, with just four weeks to go before we open our Christmas market, we hope this new release of low priced fares will persuade many people from across Virgin’s east coast route to travel to Harrogate to see what the town has to offer.

“Virgin Trains is already planning to substantially increase the number of direct services between London and Harrogate over the next few years, and these special one-off services are further recognition of the demand for easy access to Harrogate from the capital.”


Notes to Editors

For more information about the Christmas Market, visit:

Tickets can be booked via Virgin Trains’ website:

The additional trains are:

  • Saturday 19 November departing London King’s Cross at 07.35 and arriving into Harrogate at 10.28, with the return scheduled to depart at 18.29 and arrive into London King’s Cross at 21.41
  • Sunday 20 November, departing London King’s Cross at 08.56 and arriving into Harrogate at 12.10, with the return scheduled to depart at 16.10 and arrive back into London King’s Cross at 19.25

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