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Excellent

ProNew, fast at acclerating, Virgin Cross Country's a...

ConsVoyagers are 4-car and Super Voyagers are 5-car, b...

Now I am a train spotter, and really like the Voyager's, but I will TRY to make this review un-biased. Please also note that this is my first review. ROUTES/ FRANCHISES Virgin Trains (VT) is split up into two franchises. Virgin Cross Country, which runs trains between Glasgow/Edinburgh...

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Excellent

“Virgin on fantastic”

published 07/09/2002

ProComfort, space, reliability

ConsGetting to the train station!

Now i'm not a train spotter, and i don't particularly like rail travel... but the new Virgin Voyager is something I really do enjoy. I have to commute Oxford - Birmingham quite often, and the trains along this route are being replaced at a rate of 1 per week with the new Virgin Voyager Trains...

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Super

ProLooks good, clean, bright - and new!

ConsSome missed opportunities

Those of you who have travelled via Virgin Trains lately might have had the fortune to sample one of their new Voyager trains. The new Voyagers have been in service for about nine months now, and as time goes on the depleted and ailing Virgin rolling stock is being replaced with these sparkling...

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Super

Pronew trains, headphone sockets, electric sockets, s...

Conspuctuality, sometimes smelly, not as many carriage...

Virgin trains. Well, what can I say? What a change? I had so many problems with Virgin that I stopped calling committee meetings for our union in Birmingham. It was getting so bad that trains didn't turn up/were cancelled/turned up late or were full when they arrived because the previous train...

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Super

ProA punctual service

ConsSome seating issues for the taller person

VIRGIN VOYAGER My latest journey to Birmingham New Street on the Virgin Voyager cost £62 return. I departed on the 7:29 “cross country” train from Preston in Lancashire. Preston and Birmingham are on many of the “cross country” train routes which make up one of the national franchises which were...

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Super

ProReliable, punctual, Comfortable

ConsCouldn't find any

I've never been big on train travel. Don't get me wrong I prefer it to the stuffy, airless claustrophobia that are coaches, but that swinging motion, endless rattling and the social ignorance really puts me off using them unless I really, totally have to. I'm a lover of the Lake District, and yet...

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Good

ProDon't know

ConsPoor value

…and the last.! I recently had the dubious pleasure of travelling on Virgins premier cross country service the Virgin Voyager on a relatively short distance trip from York to a secret location in the east-midlands. Despite a relatively short distance by road (about 69 miles) the train...

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Satisfactory

“Leeds to Edinburgh”

published 03/03/2006

Prointernal/external design, electronic seat reservat...

Conslack of legroom, vibration & noise from engine,bro...

Having travelled part of the way from Glasgow to Leeds on Virgin`s Pendolino(see separate review), I was looking forward to a pleasant return journey onboard a Voyager, unfortunately however it didn't live up to expectations! Hopping on board Voyager`s First Class coach, the first thing i noticed...

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Good

ProNew, Good on-board entertainment

ConsRattles, trains are shorter

The railway network has seen changes, and the most notable has been in new rolling stock. Virgin CrossCountry's fleet of trains is being replaced, as it's old Class 47 and Mark 2 carriages are replaced with the new Voyager and Super Voyagers. Hurrah you may say... Firstly these trains are 4 or 5...

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Super

ProOnboard Entertainment, More Room,Nicely Designed i...

ConsCost

I usually Virgin trains when i am travelling down the west Coast mainline. My experience of the Virgin brand has always been good and i also have Virgin Broadband too for my internet connection. Anyway onto the trains themselves. They are very nice inside and the great thing about them is that...

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Excellent

“Edinburgh-Bolton”

published 31/12/2004

Proregular services to manchester/bolton

Consusually delayed

I usually get the Train from Edinburgh to Preston or Bolton to go home from uni, thetrains are usually on time and are clean and not at all claustophobic, plus they have plenty of storgae space for luggage and as i try to book through my uni travel shop it tends to be possible to get a table seat...

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Super

“Virgin Voyagers*”

published 10/06/2007

Profast, modern

Conssmall

THIS REVIEW IS OF VIRGIN VOYAGERS, NOT VIRGIN TRAINS AS A COMPANY, IF YOU WANT A REVIEW OF THE COMPANY PLEASE SEE MY SEPERATE REVIEW. Virgin Voyagers are some of Virgin's high speed trains running the cross country sevices... The livery... Virgin voyagers have silver livery with yellow fronts...

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Satisfactory

published 11/10/2007

Nice train when empty. However travelled from york to Birmingham las friday 5th. all seats were showing as available, however the display was 'b***ered' according to the guard when we all complained about having to give up our seats to resevation holders at Sheffield. Every one in the carriage that was sitting then stood. Guard apologised for over crowding on the service, apologised for no buffet food, appologised for the aircon not working. 'Its over crowded because its a friday he said'. Then why only put 4 coaches on a train destined to go all the way to plymouth. Also. the toilet was flooded and unusable unless you didn't mind the bottom of your trousers getting soaked. Seats were comfortable but some seats have no view. Very long journey in unconfortable conditions. Always book a seat and check the virgin website for the coach layout to avoid the limited view seats

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Excellent

“Virgin Voyager.”

published 30/04/2008

ProNew, fast and amazing at acclerating, Run very oft...

ConsNoisy.

The Virgin Voyager has to be one of the best ever train to come out. The Virgin Voyager is the most modern train to come the inside is amazing because the trains are clean and tidy furthermore the Virgin Voyager looks amazing with the red, grey and yellow lively. The Virgin Voyager runs very...

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Satisfactory

ProUmmm. Come at Good Times of Day.

ConsToo Many To List

Yep thats right folks an early Virgin Voyager. This Review is based on the Virgin service in Cornwall. Service We have 2-3 trains a day. Not really good enough. They come between 8-10 in the morning towards Birmingham and about 4-9 in the evenig to Penzance. So they do come from Scotland but the...

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