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... Following rail privatisation in 1994, Virgin trains won the franchise to operate on the line – which takes in routes from London Euston to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Virgin also operate the franchise for trains operating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and Birmingham New ... Read review

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A Tale of Two Classes Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesFast journey times, modern trains, good customer service

DisadvantagesExpensive, trains can be uncomfortably overcrowded, lack of luggage space

"...Following rail privatisation in 1994, Virgin trains won the franchise to operate on the line – which takes in routes from London Euston to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Virgin also operate the franchise for trains operating between Edinburgh and Glasgow and Birmingham New Street. I travelled on the West Coast Mainline frequently in the days of British Rail. I even travelled on the old Advanced Passenger Train back in the early 80s ..." Read review
15.02.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 7Benniash

Benniash

<INSERT VIRGIN JOKE HERE>

AdvantagesOn time, clean, excellent customer service

DisadvantagesSome routes not ideal, transfer times not ideal for all journeys

"...have to enter the word Virgin in the product search on Ciao to see the vast array of products and services he has in his portfolio. But out of all of them the one that seems to come under constant scrutiny is his train company, unsurprisingly called Virgin Trains. Despite being a frequent train user over the years I’d never used them before but as a reward for completing a postal survey about the company my other half was offered two free day returns ..." Read review
08.03.2004

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Forget about flying! Review with images

AdvantagesNice trains, mostly on time, has an onboard shop, large route network

DisadvantagesSome grumpy staff members, some tickets may be expensive.

"My experience of Virgin Trains is that it is one of the better train companies in the UK. Seeing as my experiences on Arriva and First Great Western have generally been below par this may not be saying that much! About the company: It all started in 1996 Virgin Trains won the Cross-Country and West Coast franchises. The network is vast covering from Penzance to Aberdeen. In London their base is Euston station. 334 run everyday and Virgin carries ..." Read review
20.09.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5jambo5678

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NOMADIC COWS, DISTRESSED WOMEN..VIRGIN ON MADNESS

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Disadvantagessee op

"...that I have had with Virgin trains recently. Virgin trains spawned from Richard Branson's multi-pronged entrepreneurial empire, following the privatisation of the railways. Despite some other companies running nationwide services, such as the economy fares of Silverlink, Virgin is by far the most comprehensive service, covering most areas of England, Wales and Scotland. However this, by no means, makes it the best!! Although at the moment, Virgin ..." Read review
19.08.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 4goodematthew

goodematthew

Its not all bad you know

AdvantagesExcellent customer service.

DisadvantagesTrains are unreliable and sometimes dirty.

"Virgin Trains is a company that has received a lot of stick recently, but when travelling with Virgin is not as bad as people make out. Today I am going to take you on what I can only call a typical journey with Virgin Trains, looking at every aspect from getting your ticket to leaving the station at your destination. BUYING YOUR TICKETS The first step in your journey is to buy your ticket. This can either be done at a railway station, by phone ..." Read review
02.06.2002

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

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