Virgin Trains East Coast

BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, announced in parliament on February 5 that negotiations have been completed with Virgin Trains West Coast, a 51:49 joint venture between…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on February 5 that the Department for Transport (DfT) is making contingency plans to take over…
VIRGIN Trains East Coast has launched a new smartphone app which enables passengers to bid for last-minute upgrades for first-class seats.
STAGECOACH, majority owner of British operator Virgin Trains East Coast (90%), has confirmed that it is in discussions over the InterCity East Coast Franchise’s terms with the Department for Transport…
HITACHI Rail Europe (HRE) rolled out the first Intercity Express (IEP) train assembled at its £82m plant in Newton Aycliffe, Britain, on December 9. The first Japanese-built IEPs are already…
BRITISH franchisee Virgin Trains has launched an app to make it easier for passengers to find their way around stations as well as locate friends and translate signs into their…
BRITAIN's Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved applications by Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) and First Group to operate additional long-distance passenger services on the East Coast Main…
BRITAIN's infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has issued a request to participate in a tender worth between £35m and £55m for the design, supply, delivery, commissioning and support and maintenance…
BRITISH train and bus operator, First Group, has applied to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) to operate a new open-access service of five trains per day between London King's…
VIRGIN Trains East Coast (VTEC) took over operation of long-distance services from London King's Cross to Leeds, northeast England and Scotland on March 1.

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