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Virgin unveils first train of refurbished fleet

C35A0010Virgin Trains East Coast has unveiled the first train to be overhauled as part of its £40 million refurbishment programme. The operator has released images of new modern standard and[...]
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Virgin launches industry first automatic compensation

Virgin Trains has become the first rail operator in the UK to introduce automatic refunds following delays. Automatic Delay Repay (ADR), which is first being made available for travellers on[...]
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Celebrity support helps Virgin petition hit 50,000

Celebrities including Jamie Oliver and Lord Sugar have come out in support of Virgin Trains, urging the Government to reconsider Virgin Trains bid for the West Coast franchise. The e-petition is now 30,000 signatures away from being considered for deba...
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Boost for FirstGroup shares amid West Coast speculation

FirstGroup’s shares have been given a boost ahead of industry speculation that the company is to be awarded the West Coast franchise. FirstGroup Plc has experienced its biggest monthly advance in three years as the company waits to hear whether i...
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Competition begins to run West Coast franchise

Applicants for the prestigious West Coast franchise, which expires next year,…

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Philip Hammond set to announce rail reforms

Transport secretary Philip Hammond is set to announce later today that new incentives…

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Virgin to eliminate four-car Super Voyagers

Virgin Trains is to re-form two four-car Class 221 Super Voyager trains to provide…

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Melanie Aworer wins Depot Staff of the Year

Melanie Aworer has won this year’s Depot Staff of the Year Award. The prize…

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Dave Egerton wins Train Driver of the Year

Dave Egerton, of Virgin Trains, has won Train Driver of the Year at this year’s…

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Virgin has franchise extension request rejected

A bidding war is expected for the West Coast Main Line franchise following the…

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New look for Virgin Pendolino

Alstom and Virgin Trains launched  a co-branded branded Pendolino  at London…

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