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Pretty fast, reasonable service, wine has high alc...

Not always reliable, cattle class is crowded, tick...

I seem to spend a great deal of time on trains, mainly due to the fact that I don't 'do' driving. But in a funny sort of way I actually quite enjoy it. I've already reviewed my experiences on Northern Rail which I use for my daily commute. Today's Journey Today (5th September 2008) however I am...

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Excellent

“Vergin on the magnificent”

published 21/02/2005

Fast, smooth, clean and comfortable

Ticket prices can be expensive so buy early and tr...

My son is studying King Lear for his AS level course work and we decided to go to London to see Colin Redgrave in the Shakespeare Company production at the Albery Theatre. To obtain the cheapest seats I rang Virgin Train Services over 2 weeks before our trip and managed to get 14 day value return...

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Excellent

Huge amounts of cheap buy-in-advance Virgin Value ...

Luggage space apparantly seems to be lacking in st...

I first apologise for the length of this review, and hope you don't find it to long. THE TYPE OF TRAIN I'M REVIEWING 9/10 The Virgin Pendolinos are Italian electric trains, which are formed of nine coaches. Five of these are cattle class (i mean standard class), and four of them are First Class...

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Good

“What a shame”

published 07/06/2006

Fast, frequent, lots of seats

Poor travelling environment, slow at weekends

INTRO Virgin Pendolinos have been running out of London Euston for three years now, providing intercity services up to Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Preston and Glasgow at frequent intervals. They are all formed of a nine-car formation, not to confuse them with the similar Voyagers which...

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Not for me

none

lack of luggage space, seats with no windows, no l...

I had the misfortune of travelling from Euston to Preston (11th Sep) and return last weekend. What an experience! Firstly we had pre-booked our standard class tickets and we were allocated seats B61 & B62. We discovered that not only were these seats facing backwards but that they were next to a...

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Satisfactory

“Shake, rattle and tilt”

published 01/06/2007

Faster than before

Everything else

In common with other reviewers, I find the Pendolino trains a real disappointment - they are cramped, the ride is truly terrible, the interior trim rattles and shakes for the whole journey, and the windows are way too small. I also hate the fact that many seats have no outside view - ridiculous...

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Not for me

“Vermin Rat-Trap”

published 24/11/2008

None

Plenty

How on earth can anyone rate these nasty plastic trains anything more than a single star? They obviously haven`t travelled on the far superior and MORE comfortable trains that these horrible Pendolinos replaced!!! Even the London Midland commuter units are more comfortable and stylish. Who need...

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Not sure tbh

Hell if you are prone to motion sickness

Even sitting in the direction of travel, by a window, I felt horribly train sick. Why? Because of the pendular ride. You see the horizon rise up and down when the train goes round a corner but your inner ear senses that the ground is horizontal (as a result of the pendular tilting which...

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Good

published 23/09/2007

I agree, first class is better as the seats are further apart and wider as there are less of them per carriage. Standard class forget it.

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Excellent

published 15/09/2008

i loved being on the virgin pendolino i love trains to bits my favourite train was the eurostar but once i was onboard the pendolino my mind was changed i dicided my job when i grow up would be to work on the buffet car of the virgin or be the train manager. What i liked about the train It was a clean train Nice food Clean toilets Lovely staff What i didn't like well i can't say much about which i din't like ermm nope nothing From sarah leanne fergusson Age 11

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