I was traveling London-Birmingjam Intl. We were told that our return tickets to London will obviously be valid departing from Birmingham New street. I was confirmed this again in the info point in Birmingham New Sterrt station.
People travelling between London and Scotland, via Cumbria, can now get automatic refunds for trips that are delayed for 30 minutes. Stretches of the the West Coast main line will be closed for four days over Easter, leading to delays of up to two hours on journeys between Glasgow and London. Virgin Trains are advising Scots to go to Edinburgh and use the East Coast main line to London as major engineering works take place.
As the peak summer season begins, travellers between London and Glasgow face extended journeys and disruption. A day engineering project starts on Saturday 20 July, closing the West Coast main line between Crewe and Warrington. The Network Rail upgrade project at Acton Grange junction is designed to make it more reliable.
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The firm recorded an 18 per cent year-on-year growth in passengers travelling between London and the Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh in June. Virgin Trains said that factors including lower fares, as well as refurbished trains and an additional 25 London-Edinburgh weekly services on the East Coastand improved punctuality on the West Coast line have contributed to the growth figures. Virgin says it aims to account for 50 per cent of the London-Edinburgh market byfollowing the introduction of its new Azuma fleetwhich will reduce journey times to four hours.
We tried First Class from Birmingham to London, as we'd heard it was worth the extra because food Comfortable journey down to Oxford on the Virgin trains Edinburgh to Crewe. Great feature of free
The service connects six of the UK's largest cities; LondonBirminghamManchesterLiverpoolGlasgow and Edinburghwhich have a combined metropolitan population of over 18 million people. The Virgin Trains brand has also been used on the legally and operationally separate Virgin Trains East Coast from untiland previously on Virgin CrossCountrywhich operated between and Virgin has around 3, employees. Virgin will not contest retaining the franchise after its joint venture partner Stagecoach was disqualified due to an invalid bid in April
The inaugural run north of the border was made as part of a testing programme by manufacturer Hitachi in preparation for roll out of the Azuma fleet on the east coast route next year. The Azuma being tested was a 9-car bi-mode train capable of travelling on both electric and diesel power. It travelled north of Newcastle over the iconic Royal Border Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed and then over the Scottish border, arriving at Dunbar Station, from where it headed south to Doncaster.
VIRGIN Rail has been blasted by furious commuters after an "apocalyptic and overcrowded" train left "kids crying everywhere" on the floor for the four-and-a-half hour journey. A shocking video shows people crammed into the main aisles and baggage areas on yesterday's service from London to Glasgow. She said: "There were kids crying everywhere. Kids on the floor being comforted.