Virgin Trains Celebrates 20 Years on The Track

Virgin Trains Celebrates 20 Years on The Track

Virgin Trains celebrates its 20th birthday on the West Coast route, where passenger journeys have grown to 37 million a year.  Hungry passengers have been served over five million English breakfasts whilst travelling a combined total of nearly 335 million miles, three and a half times the distance to the sun.

The maiden voyage in 1997 was unveiled by Sir Richard Branson at London Euston, the same week that Spice Girls were number one in the charts and Jerry Maguire was number one at the box office. To celebrate the occasion, Virgin Trains will be sharing red velvet birthday cupcakes with passengers onboard and at key stations along the route including London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street. Celebrations will continue onboard throughout March with the introduction of five films onto BEAM for a limited time only (Virgin Trains free onboard content service), all of which are celebrating their 20th birthday. These include Titanic, Men in Black, The Full Monty, LA Confidential and Boogie Nights.

To ensure that passengers can get involved in the celebrations too, Virgin Trains is launching a six-day 20th Birthday Seat Sale online. From Thursday 9 March to Tuesday 14 March, prices will be slashed by up to 55 per cent on Standard and First Class fares on the Virgin Trains West Coast route. Discounted tickets will be available to book at from 00:01 on Thursday 9 March.

For more information please contact Sonia Raipal on 020 3780 8000 or