Virgin Trains boosts weekend timetable for Leeds to London


Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains is introducing 10 new services connecting Leeds to London over the weekend in the first step to launching a half-hourly service on Saturdays.

The additional services which come into place from the 12 December will add around 5,000 additional seats every weekend between Leeds and London. The extra services will also call at Retford, Doncaster and Wakefield amongst other stops. The addition of further trains which will result in a twice hourly service on Saturdays, will take place in May next year.
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 Leeds 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. It has already invested £20m in refurbished carriages and provided a Netflix-style streaming service as part of its customer service improvements.

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