Archive for category: News


Extra train from Liverpool to London for FA Cup Final at Wembley

27 April, 2012 (12:01) | News | By: Rail Britain - Marcus Kerr

Virgin Trains, with East Midlands Trains and Network Rail, to provide an additional return train service for Liverpool fans between Liverpool and London, using an alternative route which avoids engineering work on the direct West Coast route to London
The extra train, which will have 470 standard class seats, will run southbound on Saturday 05 [...]

Brompton Dock cycle hire arrives in Manchester

28 March, 2012 (13:16) | News | By: Rail Britain - Marcus Kerr

The UK’s most innovative cycle hire scheme launches at Manchester Piccadilly in partnership with Virgin Train
Brompton Dock Ltd, sister company of Brompton Bicycle, has today (27 March 2012) announced a partnership with Virgin Trains to introduce Manchester’s first fully-automated ‘smart’ cycle hire scheme at Manchester Piccadilly station
From Tuesday 03 April 2012, residents, commuters and visitors [...]

Olympic and Paralympic Timetable boosts Rail Services for London 2012 Games

25 May, 2011 (00:00) | News | By: Rail Britain - Marcus Kerr

The Olympic and Paralympic timetable, being drawn up by Network Rail and train companies with input from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), will include :
More than 2,000 extra services during the Olympic Games;
More than 1,500 extra services during the Paralympic Games;
Earlier starts to services;
More maximum-length trains;
Extended peak-hour periods offering more frequent trains and;
Later evening trains [...]

East Coast urges travellers to book ahead for Olympic Games

10 March, 2011 (00:00) | News | By: Rail Britain - Marcus Kerr

London 2012 spectators can buy travel tickets 12 months in advance
East Coast is urging travellers planning a trip to next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games events in London, Newcastle and Glasgow to plan ahead and take advantage of special travel packages and extra train services.
Train operators including East Coast have been working with the Olympic [...]

Wrexham & Shropshire to close

26 January, 2011 (00:00) | News | By: Rail Britain - Marcus Kerr

Train company Wrexham & Shropshire today announced that, following an investigation into all possible alternatives, the company will cease operations on Friday 28th January 2011
The organisation cited the unprecedented economic environment as a contributing factor and although the company has strived to increase passenger numbers, it has been determined that the business has no [...]

Virgin Trains Great British Breakfast weekend trial is extended

3 July, 2009 (00:00) | News | By: Rail Britain - Marcus Kerr

Glasgow gets the First Class taste of Great British Breakfast as weekend trial is extended
The trial of a Great British Breakfast bargain on selected Virgin Trains at weekends has proved so popular it is to be extended
Glasgow passengers will also be able to enjoy a full complimentary cooked breakfast on Saturdays and the experiment to [...]

National Express resumes seat reservation charges

17 May, 2009 (00:01) | News | By: Rail Britain - Marcus Kerr

National Express are planning to reintroduce seat reservation charges
A charge of £2.50 for reserving a single or £5.00 for a return will apply from Sunday 17 May 2009 on East Coast and East Anglia services
This does not apply to :
advance purchase tickets,
first class tickets,
season tickets,
customers with a disabled railcard or assisted passengers