Virgin Trains waves goodbye to the West Coast Mainline with all-star music video

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2019 00:01 GMT

Virgin Trains has launched a tongue-in-cheek music video featuring founder Sir Richard Branson, celebrities from across two decades and a host of staff to wave goodbye to the West Coast Mainline, and celebrate its achievements as the UK’s longest running rail franchise.

Virgin Trains Statement

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2019 09:04 BST

Virgin Trains commit to working closely with First Trenitalia to ensure a smooth transition to the new West Coast Partnership in December.

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News   •   Dec 07, 2019 23:52 GMT

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Virgin Trains says ‘Thank You’ as last train set to depart

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2019 10:00 GMT

Charities set to benefit as Virgin Trains waves goodbye to West Coast mainline. Rail enthusiasts and Virgin Trains employees bid for much sought after railway memorabilia, with train nameplate sales in excess of £130,000 to be donated to good causes

Virgin Trains lays on a special surprise for young railway fan Edan

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2019 08:00 GMT

A young train enthusiast was given a special surprise by Virgin Trains staff after his father penned an open letter to Sir Richard Branson about his son’s love for the railway operator.

Virgin Trains becomes first train operator to trial onboard 5G Wi-Fi

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2019 07:40 GMT

Virgin Trains has taken a step closer towards offering rail customers across the UK unrivalled onboard broadband speeds by trialling 5G connectivity on the West Coast Mainline.

​Virgin Trains helps 30 people out of homelessness and into work through coffee partnership

Press releases   •   Nov 22, 2019 10:14 GMT

A partnership between Virgin Trains and a social enterprise has helped 30 people who have experienced homelessness into work as baristas.

New record set by Virgin Trains as passengers opt for rail over air

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2019 08:26 GMT

The number of people opting to travel on Virgin Trains’ Anglo-Scottish services instead of flying has reached record levels, contributing to a drop in carbon emissions. In the 12 months to July 2019, 29% of passengers chose to travel with Virgin Trains as opposed to flying between Glasgow and London, the UK’s second-busiest domestic air route.

WWII veteran receives surprise for Remembrance trip

Press releases   •   Nov 09, 2019 09:59 GMT

A 101-year-old Second World War veteran received a hero’s welcome from railway workers, Virgin Trains staff and military personnel at Preston station as he made the trip to London for the Festival of Remembrance.

Virgin Trains gets onboard with World Mental Health Day

Press releases   •   Oct 10, 2019 09:33 BST

This World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains is introducing simple things that look after our mental health both onboard its services and at stations.

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