Some facts and figures

Impress you friends and colleagues with these facts about Virgin Trains East Coast.

Our trains

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, and London and Leeds.

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

Virgin Trains East Coast has 44 trains; 30 electric trains, and 14 diesel trains, known as HSTs (High Speed Trains). We've already done a huge (red hot) rebranding of our trains to make them unmissable Virgin red.

Virgin Trains East Coast has around 3250 employees at stations, depots and offices from Inverness to London. Its headquarters are in York.

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.