​Virgin Trains

  • Virgin Trains Becomes First Train Operator to Trial Onboard 5G Wi-Fi

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    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.     The train operator worked alongside McLaren Applied and Vodafone to test super-fast …

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  • Virgin Trains Helps 30 People Out of Homelessness and Into Work Through Coffee Partnership

    Published on : Friday, November 22, 2019

    A partnership between Virgin Trains and a social enterprise has helped 30 people who have experienced homelessness into work as baristas.     The train operator joined forces with Change Please in October 2018 to offer a premium coffee range …

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  • Virgin Trains Waves Goodbye to the West Coast Mainline with All-Star Music Video

    Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2019

    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 …

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

    Published on : Monday, November 11, 2019

    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 …

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  • Virgin Trains gets onboard with World Mental Health Day

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    This World Mental Health Day, Virgin Trains is introducing simple things that look after our mental health both onboard its services and at stations.     On Thursday 10 October until 12pm, Virgin Trains customers who purchase a hot drink …

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  • Virgin Trains Uniforms Put to Good Use for the Homeless

    Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Virgin Trains are to donate blankets, scarves and dog coats which have been made from old staff uniforms to homeless charities.     Garments which were originally coats, shell jackets, shirts, trousers and suits worn by Virgin Trains’ frontline have …

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  • Rugby Team helps kick off Virgin Trains’ Manchester Pride celebrations

    Published on : Monday, August 26, 2019

    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.   The gay and inclusive Rugby …

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  • Virgin Trains gives the thumbs up to Stephen’s Story

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Almost four years after naming a Virgin Trains Pendolino in her son Stephen’s honour, Jane Sutton returned to Birmingham International to be presented with one of the original nameplates.   Stephen’s train – which is now sporting new vinyl nameplates, …

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  • Virgin Trains Gets Behind The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    Runcorn Station played host to The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital this week. Customers were given the chance to buy a brick for £1 and help build the model, which when finished is will be one of the biggest ever LEGO® …

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  • Virgin Trains Offers 100% Digital Tickets

    Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Virgin Trains has become the first train operator to offer 100 percent of its ticket types digitally.     The new addition of monthly and annual season tickets in this format means that Virgin Trains now offers a digital version …

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