‘Virgin Trains has led the UK rail industry for 22 years’, said Managing Director Phil Whittingham. ‘But we want to go further. These new services will allow us to take the customer experience on the UK’s railways to the next level and show the rest of the industry how it can be done.’
| The Pendolino's currently run by Virgin won't be used on the new open access |
services because they will transfer to whoever wins the West Coast franchise.