Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works
Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022
Virgin Trains calls for compulsory seat reservations
Virgin Trains has proposed making seat reservations compulsory on long-distance trains, saying it would cut overcrowding and guarantee every passenger a seat
24 April 2019
Christmas travel: Your rights if your train is delayed or cancelled
Train passengers face disruption while travelling over Christmas with more than 250 sets of engineering works planned
19 December 2017
More train firms to sell cheap advance tickets as little as 10 mins before you travel
Passengers will now be able to buy cheaper advance train tickets up to 10 minutes before they travel on many routes
5 July 2017
Train delays and cancellations jump 60% in a year
The number of trains cancelled or significantly delayed has increased by almost two thirds year-on-year
28 September 2016
Virgin Trains passengers face fares increase as it axes railcard perk
Virgin Trains passengers with a railcard will no longer be able to buy off-peak fares for use on peak journeys
26 August 2015
Season ticket holders lose out as Virgin overhauls East Coast's loyalty scheme
Thousands of East Coast rail season ticket holders can no longer earn points after an overhaul of its loyalty scheme
13 March 2015
Hit by floods or storms? Tips for insurance and travel problems
Storms have battered home and left tens of thousands of homes remain without power. We explains your rights
13 February 2014
Where to find free train WiFi access
18 December 2010
Train fares to rise by 6.2% in January
23 November 2010
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