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New London train services from Sunderland and Sterling introduced by Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains East Coast launched a new range of services to London yesterday from Stirling and Sunderland in response to passenger demand for more early morning departures, Rail Technology Magazine has reported. A number of local dignitaries travelled on-board both […]

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Passengers and taxpayers ‘winners’ in new Virgin Trains West Coast contract

Virgin Trains, a UK-based train operator and a subsidiary of the Virgin group of companies, has claimed in a release on its website that passengers and taxpayers are


Court case to benefit Britain’s train commuters

The ruling in a landmark court case on season ticket charges is likely to benefit Britain's hundreds of train passengers, according to a report by the Telegraph. The ruling


Network Rail warned over delays, poor maintenance

The UK rail regulator has wanred Network Rail, the company responsible for maintaining the country's track infrastructure, for failing to maintain the rail track infrastructure causing significant delays

High Speed Train

Air cheaper than rail on most popular long-distance routes

UK's rail fares are far more expensive than air tickets, with travellers paying up to three times more to travel around Britain on trains than planes, according to


Virgin Trains to launch ‘high speed’ book signings

Virgin Trains is set to launch the UK's first ever on board 'high speed' book signings on its West Coast route in autumn this year. For the 'High Speed


Virgin tops rail passenger survey, but Euston is slated

Virgin Trains, a passenger train operator and part of the Virgin group of companies, has come top in a passenger satisfaction survey. The Independent National Passenger Survey put Virgin

Royal Ascot

Race fans provided with extra trains for Royal Ascot

Extra trains are to be laid on for horseracing fans visiting the Royal Ascot event later this month. The South West Trains - Network Rail Alliance, a train operating


Virgin Trains to expand Scotland-Birmingham service from December

Virgin Trains, the railway enterprise of Richard Branson's Virgin Empire, is to substantially increase the number of seats that it offers between Scotland and Birmingham in a revamp


£40 million investment announced by UK’s South West Trains company

A £40 million investment is intended to enhance reliability still further at UK train operator, South West Trains. The investment partnership includes South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, Porterbrook and