Virgin Trains

You Can Stop Looking, This Is The Most Ludicrous Train Delay Excuse Yet

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

If you boarded a train this morning there’s a good chance your journey went a little something like this... @VirginTrains I know you like your phot...

Jeremy Corbyn Congratulated For Getting A Seat On A Train

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been widely congratulated after booking a seat on a train. Virgin Trains gave a ‘warm welcome’ to the Labour leader, who was pi...

It's Not About The Seat, It Really Is All "About The Economy, Stupid!"

Manuel Cortes | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Cortes

So now Richard Branson has joined in the efforts to vilify Jeremy Corbyn. What is is that the Tories, the Murdoch press, the panicked wing of the Labour Party and now Branson, a man whose personal wealth rose by £86 million last year to a staggering £3.6 billion, really don't like about Jeremy Corbyn? I'll tell you: it's his winning streak.

Everyone Is Making The Same Joke After #Traingate But They're Still Funny

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Following on from Jeremy Corbyn’s PR nightmare on Tuesday, people are still making fun of him on social media. The Labour leader found himself in ho...

You Know #Traingate Is Bad For Corbyn When Even The Lib Dems Are Trolling Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Seemingly known for their quirky website-based jokes more than their politics in recent months, the Liberal Democrats have pumped out another digital ...

5 Things People Are Saying In Defence of Corbyn's #traingate Debacle

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK

READ MORE: Virgin might be in trouble for releasing Corbyn CCTV The latest and most bizarre scandal to engulf Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - about whe...

Virgin CCTV Has Blown Apart Corbyn's Suggestion He Couldn't Get A Seat On 'Packed' Train

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn walked past empty seats before sitting on the ground for a video attacking Britain’s “ram-packed” rail services, Virgin Trains has...

Why Do We Need Toilets That Talk to Us?

Laurence Clark | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Laurence Clark

As a stand-up comedian living in the north-west of England, I frequently find myself travelling down to London on the train for gigs. This means that over the past few years I have developed a healthy dislike for Virgin Trains' on-board toilets...

Alton Towers Amputee ‘Told To Start Walking After Train Staff Refused To Help Her’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A 21-year-old woman who lost her leg in the Alton Towers Smiler crash has publicly criticised Virgin Trains after she was apparently refused assistanc...

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 02.09.2016 | 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 27.08.2016 | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...