Virgin Trains East Coast Facts & Figures

Our services

Virgin Trains East Coast runs 155 services per weekday, an increase from the 100 operated when it started in 1996, and 102 services on Saturdays and 99 on Sundays.

Virgin Trains East Coast operates on routes totalling 936 miles, from London to Peterborough, the East Midlands, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and beyond to Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow.

The principal operating line is the Virgin Trains East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh.

The longest journey is between Inverness and London, a distance of 580.56 miles.

East Coast has 44 trains; 30 electric trains, and 14 diesel trains, known as HSTs (High Speed Trains).

East Coast has around 2,800 employees at stations, depots and offices from Inverness to London. Its headquarters are in York.

Our passengers

East Coast carried 20.6 million passengers from April 2014 - March 2015

More people travel from Leeds to London, and from London to Leeds, than on any other southbound or northbound long-distance journey with Virgin Trains East Coast.

Approximately 60% of Virgin Trains East Coast's passengers start or finish their journey at London King’s Cross station.