Britain’s railway saw record punctuality in August with 94.2% of trains running on time and yet again, Virgin was the most improved operator.
Punctuality of Virgin Trains services over the past year is the most improved across the rail industry according to latest figures announced today by Network Rail.
There will be alterations to services over the August Bank Holiday weekend because of route improvement work but the principal travel days of Friday and Bank Holiday Monday will see near normal services operating.
Record numbers of airline customers have turned to Virgin Trains, with a 250% increase in passengers travelling between Glasgow and London in recent weeks, and a seven-fold increase in passenger numbers on its London to Holyhead route, which links with ferry services to Ireland.
Virgin Trains will offer 2,000 extra seats on Friday 16 April to carry passengers who will be unable to use air services due to the extension of restrictions on UK airspace until 1300.
There will be alterations to services over the Easter weekend because of route improvement work but the principal travel days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon and evening will see full normal services operating.
The House of Commons Transport Committee report ‘Priorities for investment in the railways’ today draws attention to the need to maintain investment in ‘classic lines’ while High Speed 2 is being built.
Virgin Trains passengers have given a big thumbs up to the trains, staff and value for money for price of ticket, but they have made clear they desperately want to see the same standards at stations.
With Christmas now done and many of us having covered the length and breadth of the country many of us dread the inevitable arguments associated with travelling. Today Virgin Trains, the leading West Coast rail provider, reveals that cars are officially the most stressful mode of transport.