Subjects: Lifestyle, Fashion, Leisure
Virgin Trains says ‘Thank You’ as last train set to depart
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
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
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 waves goodbye to the West Coast Mainline with all-star music video
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.
New record set by Virgin Trains as passengers opt for rail over air
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
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
This World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains is introducing simple things that look after our mental health both onboard its services and at stations.
Virgin Trains uniforms put to good use for the homeless
Virgin Trains are to donate blankets, scarves and dog coats which have been made from old staff uniforms to the homeless. Garments which were originally coats, shell jackets, shirts, trousers and suits worn by Virgin Trains’ frontline have been given a new lease of life and will be distributed to those living on the streets in time for the winter months.
Railway fan becomes Virgin’s youngest train driver
Virgin Trains welcomed its youngest ever train driver to its driving school in Crewe to give a train fan an unforgettable experience.
Rugby Team helps kick off Virgin Trains’ Manchester Pride celebrations
Virgin Trains kicked off its Manchester Pride celebrations with one of the world’s first gay rugby clubs, Manchester Village Spartans, at Manchester Piccadilly station as the Pride festivities get underway this Bank Holiday weekend.
Virgin Trains gives the thumbs up to Stephen’s Story
Virgin Trains auctions off a number Pendolino train nameplates with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust in honour of Stephen Sutton. A nameplate bearing Stephen's name is presented to his mother Jane.
Virgin Trains Statement
Virgin Trains commit to working closely with First Trenitalia to ensure a smooth transition to the new West Coast Partnership in December.
Virgin Trains offers 100% digital tickets
Virgin Trains has become the first train operator to offer 100 percent of its ticket types digitally.
Virgin Trains and Cherry Healey launch ‘Train Jotting’ to help children reimagine train travel
New initiative aims to set young people’s imaginations alight by encouraging them to design the train journey of their dreams
Virgin Trains opens the door to the first ever Calm Corner
Virgin Trains opens The Calm Corner at Crewe station - a specially designed room providing customers, especially those with hidden disabilities, can escape from the busy station.
All aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage
Virgin Trains introduces the new 'Chat Carriage' on a number of services to get customers to strike up a conversation with fellow travellers as part of the BBC's Crossing Divides On the Move Day.
Virgin Trains to launch UK’s most advanced and customer-focussed train service
Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most advanced, and customer-focussed, train service. The ‘open access’ application would see a new hourly service through most of the day between Liverpool and London from May 2021.
Charity open day raises in excess of £50k
'Crewe All Change', a charity open day' run in partnership by Virgin Trains, Locomotive Services Limited and The Railway Magazine, attracts over five thousand visitors, raising in excess of £50k for good causes.
Journey through Cumbria with Virgin Trains’ railway day at Carlisle
Virgin Trains is offering the chance for members of the public to experience the railway in Cumbria with a unique event at Carlisle station.