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24 Feb, 2014, 14:38 GMT Virgin Trains Achieves Environmental Management Certification

Virgin Trains has achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard. It is believed to be...


20 Feb, 2014, 12:53 GMT Russians Pinch Virgin Trains' Toilet Humour for Winter Olympics!

The Virgin Trains' creative team was surprised to see that signs developed for train toilets in the UK have been spotted at the Sochi Winter Olympics....


24 Jan, 2014, 14:20 GMT Virgin Trains' Thunderbird Nameplates Are Go-ne

The sale of two Thunderbird nameplates from Virgin Trains' Class 57 locomotives has helped raise much needed funds for The Alzheimer's Society....


21 Jan, 2014, 11:27 GMT Virgin Trains Maintains Unbeaten Record for Customer Satisfaction

The National Passenger Survey results released today (21 January) show Virgin Trains performing well, with an overall satisfaction score of 91%. This ...


21 Nov, 2013, 13:41 GMT If you like Virgin Trains, become a Group-E

Virgin Trains has streamlined its ticketing arrangements for small groups booking on the Virgin Trains website, and increased the discount offered....


06 Nov, 2013, 15:40 GMT Virgin Trains Launches First Class Seat Sale

Up to 50,000 tickets are up for grabs at great value prices for travel in First Class with Virgin Trains over the winter. Customers need to act fast...


08 Aug, 2013, 10:38 BST Fresh Hope for Direct Train Services from London to Blackpool and Shrewsbury

Virgin Trains is to submit a fresh application to operate direct train services connecting London to Blackpool and Shrewsbury. The train operator...


05 Aug, 2013, 14:30 BST Business is Booming for Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains is experiencing a surge in business travel, reflecting the more positive outlook for the UK economy this year and outperforming leisure ...


17 Jul, 2013, 16:08 BST Virgin Trains Launches Summer Seat Sale

Up to 50,000 tickets are up for grabs at great value prices for travel in First Class with Virgin Trains over the Summer. Customers need to act fast...


19 Jun, 2013, 12:42 BST Virgin Trains: 'Customers Love Our Trains and Staff - Now it's Euston's Turn for a Makeover'

The independent National Passenger Survey results released today (19 June) once again show Virgin Trains outperforming other long-distance...


18 Jun, 2013, 13:51 BST Virgin Trains Launches New Media Room Website - Sign Up Now

Virgin Trains has launched a new look Media Room website offering journalists an improved one stop shop for all the latest news about the company....


13 Jun, 2013, 14:58 BST Virgin Trains Renews its 5 Star Recognised for Excellence Certification

Virgin Trains has renewed its certification in the Recognised for Excellence (R4E) programme at the highest level of 5 stars, following a bi-annual...


12 Jun, 2013, 14:00 BST Virgin Trains Push for Greater Consistency

Following the Office of Rail Regulation statement on Network Rail's punctuality targets, Tony Collins Virgin Trains CEO said: "It is crucial that we...


15 May, 2013, 15:00 BST Book Now for Spring Bank Holiday Train Services

Virgin Trains is asking customers to make sure they have reserved seats for train travel over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend by booking their...


23 Apr, 2013, 10:59 BST Book now for May Day Holiday Train Services

Virgin Trains is urging customers to make sure they have reserved seats for train travel over the May Day bank holiday weekend by booking their...


18 Apr, 2013, 14:39 BST Train Travel to and From the FA Cup Final

Virgin Trains is advising football supporters wishing to travel by train to the FA Cup Final on Saturday 11 May that there are no suitable services...


18 Mar, 2013, 14:00 GMT Virgin Trains Urges Customers to Book Seats as Easter Trains Fill up

Virgin Trains is urging those planning to use its services over the Easter weekend to firm up their plans and take advantage of free seat...


06 Mar, 2013, 18:44 GMT Virgin Trains Urges Early Booking to Guarantee a Seat for Easter Travel

 Route improvement works by our colleagues at Network Rail mean alterations to many Virgin Trains services over the Easter weekend. Trains will be...


29 Jan, 2013, 11:05 GMT Come and Try Our Record-Breaking Services Says Virgin Trains CEO

Virgin Trains' customers have given Virgin Trains its highest ever score in the most recent national survey of rail passenger satisfaction. The rail...


16 Jan, 2013, 13:44 GMT Virgin Trains Launches Biggest Ever Standard Class Seat Sale

Up to 50,000 Virgin Trains standard class seats are up for grabs at knock down prices with prices starting at £5.50 for a journey between London and...


19 Dec, 2012, 15:58 GMT Virgin Trains Urges Customers to Book Seats as Holiday Trains Fill up

Virgin Trains has seen exceptionally high bookings for services over the Christmas period and is urging customers to ensure they have reserved seats. ...


07 Dec, 2012, 14:00 GMT More London Trains Confirmed

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)....


12 Oct, 2012, 10:40 BST Book Early for Christmas Train Travel

Virgin Trains is urging passengers to book their tickets for travel over the Christmas period as soon as possible to secure the best prices and to...


21 Sep, 2012, 14:18 BST Train Services Over Christmas and New Year on West Coast Main Line

Virgin Trains today released provisional information on Christmas and New Year train timetables to allow customers to start planning their journeys...


17 Sep, 2012, 18:26 BST Virgin Trains Does the Business

On the same day as MP's at Westminster were debating the Government's decision not to award the new West Coast franchise to Virgin Trains, readers of ...