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Tony Collins - Articles and news items

Bombardier wins fleet maintenance contract with Virgin Trains

Rail industry news / 11 December 2012 /

Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Virgin Trains…

Virgin Trains to continue running West Coast services

Rail industry news / 6 December 2012 /

Virgin Rail Group was appointed as operator of the InterCity West Coast franchise under a contract to operate the network…

Virgin Trains is best in class again

Rail industry news / 28 June 2012 /

Virgin Trains has once again been given top marks by its customers, with the highest satisfaction ratings ever achieved in the National Passenger Survey…

50% more Standard seats as longer trains take to the tracks to boost Virgin Trains capacity

Rail industry news / 14 March 2012 /

Longer trains are set to enter service with Virgin Trains next month…

Virgin Trains is best in class again

Rail industry news / 26 January 2012 /

Virgin Trains has once again topped the performance league among companies operating long-distance rail franchises…

Alstom builds on its leading position in high-speed and very high-speed rail transport

Rail industry news / 30 November 2011 /

Alstom has unveiled the latest high-speed Pendolino trains at its Savigliano plant in Italy…

Virgin Rail Group agrees West Coast franchise extension

Rail industry news / 28 October 2011 /

VRG has signed an agreement with the DfT for an eight-month extension to the current West Coast rail franchise…

Thousands more seats as Virgin Trains goes for growth

Rail industry news / 27 October 2011 /

Virgin Trains plans to add thousands more seats to its award-winning services during next year…

Booming passenger numbers drive record revenues at Virgin Trains

Rail industry news / 17 August 2011 /

Virgin Trains announced record sales of £753 million for the year to March 2011…

Virgin Rail Group welcomes West Coast franchise extension discussions

Rail industry news / 19 May 2011 /

Virgin Rail Group is in discussions with the DfT regarding an extension to the current West Coast rail franchise agreement…

Latest timekeeping figures show Virgin Trains as most improved operator

Rail industry news / 7 September 2010 /

Punctuality of Virgin Trains services is the most improved across the rail industry according to latest figures…