1:30 pm, Tue 08 Jul 2014
Virgin Trains has announces it is to cut the price of on-the-day rail travel between Preston and Glasgow by 10% from tomorrow, Wednesday, 9 July.
The promotion will run until 3 August making it, they claim, easier for passengers to get to an enjoy the Commonwealth Games in the city.
The promotion will see a Day Return on Virgin Trains’ services from Preston to Glasgow now costing £35.
Passengers in Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle are also set to make savings, with the cost of a Carlisle to Glasgow Day Return priced at £22, 9% cheaper than the usual Off-Peak Standard Return.
Virgin Trains added an extra 3000 seats every weekday to its Anglo-Scottish services last December, to support the demand for travel to Glasgow this summer.
They expect to make up to 70,000 journeys to and from Glasgow over the two weeks of the Commonwealth Games.
5:31 pm, Thu 19 Jun 2014
It's been confirmed that Virgin will continue to operate the West Coast Main line. Their contract has been extended for a further two years and nine months.
The announcement follows on from a two year controversy surrounding who had the rights to operate the line. The governement had awarded it to First Group but "significant technical flaws" in the bidding process meant bidding had to be re-opened.
Mike Hewitson, Head of Policy for Passenger Focus, spoke to ITV's Ian Payne about the deal.
5:45 pm, Wed 12 Feb 2014
Region takes stock after Cumbria and southern Scotland battered by gales
Virgin Trains is advising customers not to travel because of severe weather on the west coast. It follows a decision to close part of the West Coast Main Line between Preston and Carlisle from 7pm until 9pm on Wednesday night.
9:44 am, Mon 30 Dec 2013
Clean-up begins after flooding
First Transpennine Express and Virgin Trains are both reporting disruptions to their services due to flooding at Curriehill
The First Transpennine Express service between Lockerbie and Edinburgh and the Virgin service between Carlisle and Edinburgh are both affected.
It is not yet known when normal service will resume.
The flooding is also causing problems for CrossCountry and ScotRail trains.
3:07 pm, Wed 25 Sep 2013
A Virgin train
Trains between Carlisle and Lancaster are experiencing delays of around 60 minutes.
The following changes will apply until at least 4.30pm:
Buses are replacing trains between Preston and Lancaster
Passengers may use East Coast or First TransPennine Express services to complete their journey
Passengers may use Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Carlisle
First TransPennine Express-
Buses are replacing trains between Preston and Lancaster.
10:13 am, Mon 31 Dec 2012
The Virgin Trains service between Lancaster and Carlisle has returned to normal.
However, travellers can still expect some delays of up to 30 minutes.
2:59 pm, Fri 28 Dec 2012
There are delays of up to 45 minutes on Virgin Trains between Carlisle and London Euston due to signalling problems at Alsager.
3:54 pm, Mon 03 Dec 2012
Normal service has resumed on Virgin Trains running between Carlisle and Lancaster following an earlier broken down train at Penrith.