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Virgin unveils the Virgin Azuma!

Virgin unveils the Virgin Azuma!

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 09:45 GMT

Virgin Trains has unveiled the first of its new fleet of trains in a ceremony at King’s Cross attended by Sir Richard Branson. Set to revolutionise travel on the East Coast from 2018, the Virgin Azuma will be one of the most advanced trains on the UK’s rail network, and will embody the customer-centric approach which Virgin Trains is famous for.

#LforLewis cancer campaign takes to the tracks

#LforLewis cancer campaign takes to the tracks

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2016 14:40 GMT

​A rail worker whose courageous fight with cancer sparked a social media sensation saw his fundraising campaign take to the tracks today.

Virgin Trains release weekend tickets up to 24 weeks in advance

Virgin Trains release weekend tickets up to 24 weeks in advance

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2016 11:11 GMT

Jaded parents used to firms hiking up prices during holidays are in for a happy surprise Advanced booking period for selected weekend tickets moves from 12 weeks to 24 weeks Now possible to book for Scottish and English school holidays with serious bargains available

Virgin celebrates its first year on the east coast

Virgin celebrates its first year on the east coast

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2016 00:00 GMT

• Record investment • New and more frequent services • Lower Standard Anytime fares • Virgin experience on-board and at stations

​Virgin Trains supports prestigious TV awards

​Virgin Trains supports prestigious TV awards

Press Releases   •   Feb 29, 2016 18:32 GMT

Two of television’s best-loved shows picked up prizes at the Royal Television Society North East and the Border Awards, which was supported by Virgin Trains.

“Knights’ quest” for Virgin Trains cycle fans

“Knights’ quest” for Virgin Trains cycle fans

Press Releases   •   Feb 29, 2016 13:21 GMT

Customers urged to get on bikes to challenge Virgin and raise money for children’s charity

Old meets new as Virgin Trains joins Flying Scotsman’s return to East Coast Main Line

Old meets new as Virgin Trains joins Flying Scotsman’s return to East Coast Main Line

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2016 08:15 GMT

Railway history is being made today (Thursday February 25, 2016) as Flying Scotsman officially returns to the East Coast Main Line to launch a season celebrating its return to the track. The celebratory season, which is sponsored by Virgin Trains, starts with today’s inaugural London-to-York run.

Virgin Trains adds 22,000 seats and 42 services to Edinburgh-London route

Virgin Trains adds 22,000 seats and 42 services to Edinburgh-London route

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 05:00 GMT

Virgin Trains has been given permission to introduce 42 new services a week between Edinburgh and London this May, boosting seat capacity by 22,000 a week on the route - that’s an increase of 14%.

Who will you choo-choo-choose on the Virgin Trains love train?

Who will you choo-choo-choose on the Virgin Trains love train?

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2016 17:29 GMT

Calling all lonely hearts. Stuck for what to do on Valentine’s day? Join the Virgin Trains love carriage for a one-of-a-kind speed dating experience.

Another new-look train takes to the Virgin tracks

Another new-look train takes to the Virgin tracks

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2016 12:43 GMT

Virgin Trains’ promise to enhance and improve the customer experience on the East Coast route took another step forward this week with the release onto the lines of its second refurbished train within a month.