LONDON, December 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The biggest operator of cross-border long-distance trains to and from Scotland will add even more services to the timetable from Monday (10 December).
Two more tilting Virgin Pendolinos a day in each direction will deliver a train every hour between Glasgow Central and London Euston for the first time.
There will be two additional calls by London trains each way at Carlisle and Penrith North Lakes and one more in each direction for Oxenholme The Lake District.
Hourly Virgin Pendolinos to London Euston will leave Glasgow Central around 30 to 40 minutes past every hour from 04:28 to 18:40. Departures for Glasgow will leave London Euston at 30 minutes past every hour from 07:30 to 19:30. There are also other departures at 05:39 and 16:57.
The new daily total of 15 Pendolinos each way - 30 trains in all - represents a doubling of the number of weekday services between Glasgow Central and London Euston since Virgin Trains began running in 1997.
Virgin's daily total of 60 trains crossing the Border at Gretna make it Scotland's biggest operator of long-distance trains to and from England. The other 30 services link Edinburgh and Glasgow with Birmingham, and Glasgow with Crewe.
Glasgow and Cumbrian stations gain more London services as a result of the extension to and from Glasgow of trains that previously only ran south of Lancaster.
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SOURCE Virgin Trains