Virgin Trains choo the rescue

Thursday 1, July 2010


Virgin Trains choo the rescue


A Virgin Trains driver became a hero last weekend after coming to the rescue for three local Liverpool lads. Aaron Purcell, Daniel Grannon and Chris Thelwall arrived in London on Friday to kick-start a Wimbledon packed weekend but soon realised they were missing something…their tickets.


Not being able to afford a courier at £800, Daniel’s mum sped to Liverpool Lime Street where she begged Geof Perry, a Virgin Train driver to save the day.


Geof said: "A lady knocked on my window looking frantic and said her son had left his Wimbledon tickets on his mantelpiece and asked if I could take them down to London for her. I am always happy to help out in situations like this especially when it’s a worthy cause."


"The trio were extremely grateful, calling me their hero and taking pictures of me by the train. They also said if I listened carefully to the match at Centre Court I would be able to hear chants to the sound of ‘Geof, Geof, Geof’ !"


From delivering Wimbledon tickets, returning celebrity dresses and reuniting friends and family, Virgin Trains provides a range of services to its customers.


In the latest National Passenger Survey (Spring 2010) Virgin Trains came top of the league of long-distance train operators for overall passenger satisfaction – 90% of passengers were satisfied with their journey.



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