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New First Class Lounge for Liverpool Lime Street

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06/18/2009 AT 06:57

The Lounge was formally opened today (4 June) by Barry McGuire and Paul Cunningham, members of the Virgin Trains' station team at Lime Street station.

The lounge, which has seating for over 50 customers provides a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for customers to wait for their train, or to catch up on work after arriving back from the City. Wireless internet (WiFi) is also being installed and will be available free of charge for users of the lounge. A self-service facility for hot and cold drinks and light snacks is also provided. The lounge offers full access for the mobility impaired. The lounge has been provided in partnership with Network Rail and Merseytravel.

Virgin Trains Station Manager Keith Millard said: "Since last December we have had a high quality train service, using state-of-the-art tilting Pendolino trains from Liverpool to London, and now we have a high quality station facility to complement the trains. We are confident that the improved facilities at the station will encourage more environmentally-conscious motorists to ditch the car and take the train."

First Class customers using the Liverpool to London route are also able to take advantage of a completely refurbished lounge at Euston station, which opened at the end of April.

Virgin Trains currently operates 18 trains a day each way on the Liverpool-London route with most covering the 193-mile journey in around 2hr 08mins. Since December 2008 around 400,000 additional seats a year are being provided on the route.

First Class Advance fares between Liverpool and London start from £34 and a new off peak walk-up ticket is also available priced at £129.50 single.

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