Thousands more seats from Virgin Train
Thursday 15, July 2010
More than 8,000 extra seats a week are to be introduced by Virgin Trains for summer holidaymakers.
Longer trains with more carriages will run between Birmingham and Edinburgh through Carlisle between Saturday 17 July and Saturday 4 September.
And two additional daily trains will link Carlisle and London Euston. This will free space on Glasgow/London trains for more passengers during the busiest part of the summer.
“Our trains are increasingly busy as more people switch from air and road thanks to Virgin’s improved timetable. The extra seats will help a lot to cope with rising demand since more and faster trains were introduced in 2008-9. Passengers should still book in advance to be sure of a reserved seat on their preferred train,” said Karen Hattie, the Virgin Trains General Manager for Scotland and Cumbria.
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