Virgin Trains

Pregnant Women Guaranteed Seat On Virgin Trains

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women will never have to stand on certain Virgin Trains again if they pick up a free 'mum pass'. If there are no available seats mums-to-b...

Virgin Trains Change to Railcard Policy Will See a Hike in Rail Prices for Young, Disabled and Senior Citizens

Lauren Hawkridge | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Lauren Hawkridge

I had finally done it. Six weeks ago I started my very first full time paid job in London. The trouble was, like most young people, I wasn't in the position to move to the city straight away. So, I made the decision to accept the job and commute daily from Birmingham until I was in a better position to move...

Sir Richard Branson, Are You Listening? Young Commuters Face Losing Their Jobs

Georgia May | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia May

The detrimental effects this 'one change' will have is overwhelming. As a recent graduate who cannot afford to live in London, I am disgruntled to find out my daily commute to work in London from my hometown of Rugby on an open return is trebling in price from £27.60 a day to £86, more than my entire daily wage.

Virgin Cancels Trains Because Of Heatwave

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Virgin has cancelled 20 trains because of the rocketing temperatures as a heatwave sweeps across the nation and commuters brace themselves for what is...

Ministers Urged Not To Give Branson Another UK Rail Line

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ministers are under pressure not to sell the East Coast Main Line to Sir Richard Branson's Virgin group and the transport firm Stagecoach as this plan...

Do You Ride With Uber? Labour Has Bad News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour could stop controversial cab-on-demand app Uber from operating in Britain over concerns about its tax arrangements. Shadow transport secreta...

Branson's West Coast Mainline Is Back On Track

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Virgin Trains today promised to increase capacity on the West Coast mainline after it secured a deal to continue running the franchise until March 201...

Are These Outfits Acceptable For Women At Work?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When strike action is on the cards, the hot button issue is rarely female modesty. But today the trade union row over new "skimpy" uniforms for Vi...

'He's Cutting Corners By Asking Them To Wear Flimsy Blouses'

Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

Virgin Trains has delayed the introduction of new uniforms after some female staff said blouses were see through and too low cut. The rail operator...

Ministers Were 'Lied To' Over West Coast Rail Deal

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

A government department has been branded "irresponsible" over its role in the collapse of the £5 billion West Coast Mainline rail contract. A comm...

Toy Train Company Has Bid For West Coast Mainline Franchise Rejected

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics

A company which sells toy trains has received a serious response from the Department for Transport over a bid for the West Coast Mainline franchise, w...

Jessica Elgot

Third Class Tickets? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Fiery union leader Bob Crow has accused the government of taking the country back 50 years, after the Department of Transport admitted new rail franch...

West Coast Rail Line Bid Process 'Flawed'

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics

An accumulation of "significant errors" by the Department for Transport (DfT) resulted in a "flawed" West Coast rail franchise process, MPs were told ...

Whoever Gets the West Coast Mainline, Driving Will Still be Cheaper (Unless You Live in Birmingham)

Sean O'Meara | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sean O'Meara

We have an outrageously expensive rail network in the UK. Regardless of which franchisee operates the West Coast Mainline, this is unlikely to change any time soon. In fact, unless you are lucky enough to be able to book in advance, it's often cheaper to take the car.

Justine Greening, Theresa Villiers And Patrick McLoughlin Under Pressure Over Costly West Coast Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Politics

Three cabinet ministers are braced for a potentially career-ending game of whodunnit following the revelation that the Department for Transport botche...

'Taking The System For A Ride'

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

The Department for Transport (DfT) did not follow its own rules over the West Coast main line franchise bidding process, Virgin boss Sir Richard Brans...

West Coast Mainline Bid 'Still Live'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

Legal action by Virgin Rail has prevented the government signing a contract awarding a major franchise to a rival bidder, MPs were told. Rail minis...

WATCH: Transfer Deadline Day - It's Not Just About Football

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Comedy

The big day is here - but who's moving where, and for how much? (Report for The Huffington Post UK by @davidschneider and Handface) More TOPICAL...

Virgin Trains To Sue Over West Coast Franchise

PA | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Virgin Trains is to mount a last-gasp legal challenge to try to hold on to its West Coast main line franchise. Earlier this month, the government a...

Labour Urges Government To Delay Virgin Trains Decision

PA | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Labour is urging the Government to delay signing a new West Coast Mainline contract so MPs have a chance to fully scrutinise the deal. Maria Eagle,...

On The Right Track?

PA | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

A Parliamentary select committee chairman today asked the Government to delay signing off the deal which will see Sir Richard Branson's train company ...

Virgin Rail Loses West Coast Franchise

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has blasted the Department of Transport for its "insanity" in awarding the West Coast Main Line that his Virgin Rail company has b...

Virgin Rail To Lose West Coast Franchise

P | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson's train company is set to lose its West Coast main line rail franchise in a government decision which will spark a storm of protes...

WATCH: Pavarotti Impersonator Cheers Up Grumpy Commuters

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Until Luciano Pavarotti's death back in 2007, Colin Miller was a professional Pavarotti impersonator, with his career in wannabe warbling really kicki...

All Aboard The Brangelina Express! Couple Charter Train To Glasgow

The Daily Mail | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

They've been more than happy to mingle with the general public at the theatre and while out shopping. But Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decided that...