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Office Twelve design new Virgin lounge at Liverpool Lime Street

Office Twelve design new Virgin lounge at Liverpool Lime Street

2 days ago Rail News

As part of the renovation of Liverpool Lime Street station, Office Twelve has designed a temporary first class lounge and customer information point for Virgin Trains. The space feels anything but transitional with beautiful, high-quality fixtures and fittings and an eclectic mix of bespoke and off-the-shelf furniture and lighting.

Works begins on Virgin East Coast Azuma fleet ahead of 2018 debut

Works begins on Virgin East Coast Azuma fleet ahead of 2018 debut

5 May 2017 Rail News

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018. Work on the bodyshells is taking place in Kasado, Japan, before the trains arrive in the UK to be built by Hitachi’s manufacturing team in the north-east.

bmi regional signs partnership with Virgin Trains

bmi regional signs partnership with Virgin Trains

6 February 2017 Airline News Rail News

bmi regional is partnering with Virgin Trains to add a train travel booking facility to its website, making it easier for customers to travel beyond Birmingham International. The news comes as the carrier reveals plans to establish a new base at Birmingham with services to Graz, Gothenburg and Nuremberg.

Virgin Trains East Coast staff walk out on strike

Virgin Trains East Coast staff walk out on strike

3 October 2016 Rail News

Members of the RMT trade union working on Virgin Trains East Coast have begun a 24-hour strike. The action is the latest in a long-running dispute over jobs. The union said about 1,800 members, including train crew and some drivers, were taking part in the industrial action.

Virgin welcomes festive trains to fleet

Virgin welcomes festive trains to fleet

3 December 2015 Tourism News Rail News

Hundreds of heads were turned this morning at King’s Cross Station as Virgin Trains unveiled its two Christmas trains sporting striking blue liveries in place of the famous Virgin red. A Pendolino transformed into a Penguilino and a Class 91 made over as Claus 91 appeared side by side for the first time at London’s iconic station.

Virgin Trains to overhaul east coast fleet

Virgin Trains to overhaul east coast fleet

Virgin Trains has announced a £21 million train refurbishment programme for its fleet of 45 trains on its east coast route. This investment will mean that the company will have committed more than £40 million to improving its train fleet since it launched its east coast franchise in March, as part of its plans to invest £140 million over eight years.

New look for Virgin Trains on east coast route

New look for Virgin Trains on east coast route

21 October 2015 Rail News

Virgin Trains has unveiled its new look for its staff working on its east coast route. The new red hot uniform features fresh micro checked shirts and blouses, bright and bold red ties and scarves, plus waistcoats and jumpers – helping both staff and customers to connect with the Virgin brand.

Sunderland set for launch with Virgin Trains

Sunderland set for launch with Virgin Trains

28 September 2015 Tourism News Rail News

Virgin Trains has launched tickets for its newest destination – Sunderland. The city will benefit from a new direct return service to London from December 14th 2015. Virgin will also today start selling tickets for a new return service from Stirling to London King’s Cross.

Virgin Trains East Coast outlines service upgrades

Virgin Trains East Coast outlines service upgrades

19 May 2015 Tourism News Rail News

As Virgin Trains East Coast soon approaches the 100th day of business, the long distance rail operator has revealed that it will offer a range of new initiatives. These include increased flexibility for business travellers, an improved service and more personalised travel experience over the next eight years.

Virgin Trains ‘High Speed’ book signing with Joanna Trollope

Virgin Trains ‘High Speed’ book signing with Joanna Trollope

15 October 2013 Press Release Rail News

Virgin Trains is pleased to announce their second ‘High-Speed Book Signing’ with illustrious author Joanna Trollope. To accompany the launch of her new novel Sense and Sensibility Joanna Trollope, OBE and author of seventeen highly-acclaimed bestselling novels, will be signing her book on-board Virgin Trains on 21st October from Manchester to London.