A new 125mph Pendolino train will enter service with Virgin Trains this summer, giving customers another boost as record numbers of passengers flock to the West Coast Mainline, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Virgin Trains have agreed.
Virgin Trains has been awarded two Kitemarks by the British Standards Institute. A first-ever for a UK company, the prestigious Kitemark stamp is one of the world's most recognised symbols of quality and was given to Virgin Trains for its tangible efforts to reduce energy consumption on trains.
A new single-deck car park has been built at Penrith railway station on the West Coast Main Line. The £2.5m scheme provides 30 additional spaces, bringing the total at the station to 125.
Virgin Rail Group (VRG) is delighted that it has successfully pre-qualified to bid for the new West Coast franchise which is expected to start in April 2012.
London 2012 spectators travelling by rail to Olympic and Paralympic sporting venues throughout Britain will benefit from special Games train tickets and extra services.
Virgin Trains has celebrated carrying 250 million passengers on its West Coast services - equivalent to the combined populations of the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Germany - by handing out free rail travel to 26 lucky passengers.
For the second year in a row, Virgin Trains has walked away with the Best Staffed Station and the Best Customer Care awards, with Crewe and Runcorn stations taking top honours.
Virgin Trains had record sales during the run-up to Christmas, despite some of the worst December weather for more than 40 years.
With Christmas almost upon us, Virgin Trains is urging all passengers to check train times and book seats home in plenty of time as services around the holiday period are already very busy.
Almost 94% of service on Britain's railway during September ran on time, with Chiltern Railways being the most punctual.
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