LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
As the summer holiday period approaches and leisure travel is on the increase Virgin Trains is giving customers the opportunity to travel in style in First Class. They will be able to enjoy the benefits of more leg room, complimentary refreshments and free Wi-Fi. From 29 June to 5 July inclusive 50,000 bargain first class tickets are on sale and will be available for travel during the school holidays
More details of the offer can be found at facebook.com/virgintrains while the tickets themselves can be bought at virgintrains.com , Virgin Trains stations , or by calling 0871 977 4222. The tickets can be bought between 29 June and 5 July, or until all the 50,000 tickets have been purchased, whichever comes first so it's very much a case of first come first served for first class!
Travel can be undertaken between 23 July and 4 September and must only be on those specific Virgin Trains services for which the ticket is booked. Examples of these bargain single fares are Manchester or Liverpool to London Euston £27.00, London Euston to Birmingham £19.00, Carlisle or Bangor to London Euston £29.00 and Glasgow to London Euston £39.00. Children aged between 5 and 15 yeas of age receive the normal discount of half the adult fare.
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The current franchise runs to March 2012 and the Secretary of State for Transport announced on 19 May 2011 that the Department for Transport will seek to agree acceptable terms with VRG for an extension to the current contract to December 2012. We have been short-listed for the new franchise that will start in December 2012.
Virgin Trains has been recognised in numerous industry awards. In 2010 the company has been named Best Rail Operator of the Year at the Travel Globe Awards (voted for by readers of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Evening Standard), and Best Rail Operator in the Group Leisure Awards (which we also won in 2009). In 2009 we were also voted Best UK Domestic Train Service by Business Traveller magazine for the second year running.
Virgin Trains first achieved Investors In People accreditation in 2007 and this was renewed in 2010; the IIP Gold award was achieved in 2011. In May 2011 Virgin Trains was awarded accreditation against the criteria of the European Foundation for Quality Management's (EFQM) Excellence Model.
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SOURCE Virgin Trains