10 Facts you Probably Didn’t Know About Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains is a famous train operating company which runs throughout the UK and offers commuters services all around the country. They are such a large, reputable company, that we thought we’d put together a few facts together for you, so that you’re all clued up about the company that’s shuttling you around the country.
- Virgin Trains has a lot of trains under its control: including 44 regular trains, 30 electrical trains and 14 diesel trains.
- The company employs around 2,800 employees at stations, depots and offices from Inverness all the way to London- whilst its headquarters are based in York.
- Statistics show that the train line has carried roughly 20.6 million passengers between April 2014 and March 2015.
- The most frequent long distance journeys are Leeds to London and London back to Leeds.
- Around 60% of Virgin train commuters start or finish their journey at King’s Cross Station in London.
- The company runs roughly 155 services every week on Monday to Friday, with 102 services on Saturday and 99 on Sundays.
- Virgin Trains operate on routes which can total 936 miles!
- On the other hand, the longest journey and route Virgin Trains offer is between Inverness and London which is a complete distance of 580.86 miles.
- Virgin Trains aim to get passengers from Manchester to London in 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Virgin Trains is part of the Virgin Group which was founded by philanthropist Richard Branson.
Despite these awesome facts, Virgin Trains still suffer from horrendous delays from time to time. If you have ever faced Virgin Train Delays for 30 minutes or more, you could be owed your money back! Get in contact with Trains From Hell Today to find out more!