Virgin Trains expands for Glasgow 2014 [BBC News]





Date: 30/05/2013

Virgin Trains has promised a major expansion in capacity in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It said trains will be lengthened to cope with a surge in demand already experienced by the operator - and an increase in visitor numbers next year. The company won a two-year extension to its West Coast franchise after a plan to award it to FirstGroup was scrapped. Virgin said demand on Glasgow to London services has increased by 144% in the past five years. [From Mark Bartlett]


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Virgin train arriving at Euston

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Virgin Trains promises a major expansion in capacity in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Virgin Pendolino 390044 awaits departure to Euston from Glasgow Central platform 2 on 30 November 2011.
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Location: Euston
Company: London and Birmingham Railway
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Location: Carlisle
Company: Caledonian Railway
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