Virgin Trains adds late weekday London to York service

31/10/16

Virgin Trains East Coast

We're introducing eight new services connecting York to London throughout the week with an additional 22.57 London departure allowing customers to catch a West-end show or enjoy one more drink with friends before heading home.

The extra weekday services will also call at Peterborough, Grantham, Newark North Gate and Doncaster and will result in 5,000 extra seats between York and London over the course of a week.

The additional services which come into place from the 12 December will also include extra Sunday trains that will answer the high demand from passengers to travel more frequently to the UK’s capital and provide useful opportunities for last-minute Christmas shoppers to head to London.

David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast said: “This is a great boost to our customers travelling along the east coast and especially to and from York and London.

“Having invested heavily into the customer experience, upgrading our train interiors and launching a new on board streaming service, the journeys will fly by.”

These changes to the timetable come as Virgin Trains nears completion of a total overhaul of its trains ahead of the introduction of the state-of-the-art fleet of new Azuma trains in 2018, which will transform journeys on the east coast route.

Virgin Trains is investing £140m into its east coast route as part of its commitment to the eight year franchise. We have already invested £20m in refurbished carriages and provided a Netflix-style streaming service as part of our customer service improvements.

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