Virgin Trains will support Armed Forces Day on 25 June 2011 by offering members of the armed forces a complimentary upgrade from Standard to First Class, space permitting. If appropriate, one accompanying passenger can also benefit.
The suggestion came from Virgin Trains’ Train Manager, Steve Ward, who is based at the company’s Liverpool depot. Steve said: “I have a soft spot for all our men and women in the forces. I just feel these people accept the call to put their country and its people before themselves, and for this we should be grateful. Armed Forces day is a chance to say thank you.”
Train Managers will make an onboard announcement, subject to seats being available in First Class. To claim the upgrade a valid HM Forces Railcard must be produced.