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Virgin Trains - Articles and news items

Stevenage station prepares for new Azuma trains

Uncategorised / 15 March 2017 /

Platforms one, two, three and four at Stevenage station are being extended to allow all carriages of Virgin’s new Azuma trains to fit into the station.

Virgin Trains: Celebrating 20 years on the track

Rail industry news / 9 March 2017 /

Virgin Trains is celebrating its 20th year on the West Coast Route this month and will be holding a number of celebrations to mark the occasion.

Virgin Trains East Coast refurbishment programme complete

Rail industry news / 26 January 2017 /

Virgin Trains has completed a £40 million refurbishment programme on its east coast fleet as part of a £140 million pledge to create a more personalised travel experience on the network.

Virgin Trains launch Explorer app for in-station navigation

Rail industry news / 1 November 2016 /

Virgin Trains has launched an in-station navigation app for customers on its east coast route – a global first for the rail industry.

TXM Projects delivers refurbishment project on Virgin Trains HST Fleet

Rail industry news / 28 September 2016 /

TXM Projects has confirmed the successful delivery and support to the recently refurbished Virgin Trains HST Fleet.

Alstom to carry out repainting work on Virgin Trains Pendolino fleet

Rail industry news / 11 July 2016 /

Alstom is to carry out repainting work on Angel Trains owned Pendolino fleet operated by Virgin Trains on the West Coast Main Line.

Virgin Trains unveils new on-board entertainment app for passengers

Rail industry news / 7 June 2016 /

Virgin Trains has launched a complimentary on-board entertainment app which is streamed directly to passengers’ own devices.

Virgin Trains and FirstGroup to compete on East Coast Main Line

Rail industry news / 12 May 2016 /

The ORR has approved Virgin Trains East Coast and FirstGroup application for new services travelling on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).

Alstom completes major refurbishment of Virgin’s Pendolino fleet

Rail industry news / 4 May 2016 /

A major overhaul of Virgin Trains’ Pendolino fleet which operates on the West Coast Main Line has been completed by Alstom at its purpose-built facility in Manchester.

Virgin Trains and RNIB install tactile station maps for visually impaired travellers

Rail industry news / 28 April 2016 /

Virgin Trains and the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) have worked together to create tactile station maps for visually impaired travellers on the east coast route between Berwick and Peterborough.

Virgin Trains launch Earlybird Boarding text messaging service at London Euston

Rail industry news / 23 March 2016 /

Virgin Trains have introduced a new text messaging service that offers personalised, customer boarding information at London Euston station.

Network Rail invests £14m in Carlisle station

Rail industry news / 25 November 2015 /

Network Rail is to spend £14.7m on the refurbishment of Carlisle station.