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BBT March/April 2019 cover
March/April 2019

Virgin Trains East Coast

London North Eastern Railway logo
25 Jun 2018
London North Eastern Railway franchise officially begins
Transport secretary Chris Grayling
17 May 2018
DfT to re-establish London North Eastern Railway
Virgin Trains East Coast
16 May 2018
Transport secretary to make decision on future of line
Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic, Seattle
5 Jan 2018
Entrepreneur blames early end to franchise on delays to track upgrades
Virgin Trains East Coast
20 Sep 2017
Customers can bid for upgrades
Train on tracks
5 Jul 2017
Rail companies to sell cheaper tickets up to 10 minutes before departure
24 May 2017
Deal means vehicles will be located at stations along mainline route
Train on tracks
18 Apr 2017
Recent UK rail problems bring into focus how the sector is competing with air for domestic business travel
Virgin Trains East Coast
3 Jan 2017
Ambitious plans to win 50% of air/rail market on popular service
Virgin Trains East Coast
3 Oct 2016
Virgin Trains East Coast staff have started a 24-hour strike in a long-running dispute over job security.Virgin Trains said it will run a full timetable during the strike after contingency plans were put in place.