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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