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Virgin - Articles and news items

Increased capacity for passengers on the North Wales route

Rail industry news / 10 May 2017 /

Virgin Trains is increasing capacity on its services along the North Wales by doubling its Voyager trains to carry more passengers.

Work begins on the new Azuma fleet for the east coast route

Rail industry news / 9 May 2017 /

Due to enter service on the east coast in 2018, Hitachi has begun work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma (Class 800) fleet.

New East Coast Mainline franchise confirmed

Rail industry news / 10 December 2014 /

The Department for Transport confirmed (10 December 2014) it has officially signed the East Coast rail franchise contract with Inter City Railways, a venture between Stagecoach and Virgin…

More seats, more services and new trains for east coast passengers

Rail industry news / 27 November 2014 /

Rail journeys between London and Edinburgh will be transformed by more seats, more services and new trains after the government announced its intention to award the new East Coast franchise to Inter City Railways, a consortium of Stagecoach and Virgin…

Better journeys for passengers on the West Coast Main Line

Rail industry news / 19 June 2014 /

A new deal for rail services on the West Coast Main Line that will deliver thousands more seats, free wifi and pave the way for new journeys on the route has been awarded to West Coast Trains Limited (Virgin)…

Alstom to modernize Virgin’s Pendolino in the UK

Rail industry news / 23 October 2013 /

The contract includes the refurbishment of the interiors, bar, kitchen facilities and toilets…