Virgin Train

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    The scenery keeps changing, your continuous comfort doesn't. © Stuart G W
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    Rolling snack carts are stocked with refreshments for purchase. © Jon Surbey
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    The personal attention you'd expect from Virgin.
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    From city center to city center at 125 mph.
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    Enjoy the luxury of first class on Virgin Trains. © Jon Surbey

First-rate speed and comfort for an unparalleled British travel experience

Uncover the rich history, scenery and culture of England as you experience the real Britain on a Virgin train. These high-speed trains—which travel at a maximum velocity of 125 miles per hour—offer luxury, comfort, and convenience as travelers take in so much more flavor, fun and picturesque scenery than just London and Britain’s other major city centers. Virgin’s fleet includes a combination of tilting trains: electric Pendolino trains and diesel Super Voyager trains. Covering a large swath of Britain, Virgin runs trains at least every hour from London to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

The Virgin-run West Coast Main Line—which carries over 32 million travelers annually—connects England, Wales, Scotland and, via the Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire sea crossing, Ireland. Virgin has set a goal of increasing West Coast Main Line train speeds to 135 miles per hour. Virgin also is aiming to cut the time travelers spend getting from Glasgow to London to less than four hours. Let Rail Europe help you find flexible schedules and affordable fares for your next British journey aboard a Virgin train.

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