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Where do Virgin Trains go?

Where do Virgin Trains go?

Virgin Trains

Main route(s) London – Scotland London – Liverpool London – West Midlands London – Chester London – Manchester
Other route(s) London – Holyhead London – Shrewsbury London – Wrexham London – Blackpool
Fleet size 56 Class 390 Pendolino sets 20 Class 221 Super Voyager sets
Stations called at 46

What train stations are in Birmingham?


Station Year opened Metropolitan borough
Birmingham International 1976 Solihull
Birmingham Moor Street 1909 Birmingham
Birmingham New Street 1851 Birmingham
Birmingham Snow Hill 1852 Birmingham

What train line took over from virgin?

West Coast Main Line
Avanti West Coast has taken over from Virgin Trains as the operator running the West Coast Main Line. The new operator’s parent company is a partnership between Aberdeen-based firm FirstGroup and Italy’s Trenitalia.

What line is Birmingham International on?

The station is on the Rugby–Birmingham–Stafford Line 14 km (8½ miles) east of Birmingham New Street and serves Birmingham Airport, National Exhibition Centre (incorporating the Resorts World Arena) and Resorts World Birmingham….Birmingham International railway station.

Birmingham International
Platforms 5
Other information
Station code BHI
Fare zone 5

How many train stations does Birmingham have?

There are three city centre rail stations providing fast and frequent connections to both local and national destinations. Birmingham New Street Station is at the hub of the National Rail network with fast and frequent services to London’s Euston station and many other major towns and cities across the UK.

What is the busiest train station in the UK?

Busiest train stations in Great Britain (UK) in 2019/20, by total entries and exits

Characteristic Number of passenger entries and exits
Waterloo 86.9
Victoria 73.56
Liverpool Street 65.98
London Bridge 63.1

Has Virgin train stopped running?

Virgin Trains: Final service departs as UK’s longest-running rail franchise ends. Britain’s longest-running rail franchise came to an end on Saturday after more than 22 years. Virgin Trains, which began serving the West Coast Main Line in 1997, is being replaced by Avanti West Coast.

What company took over virgin?

Avanti West Coast
What happened to Virgin Trains? Avanti West Coast takes over from Virgin Trains at 0200 on 8 December 2019 as the new operator on the West Coast Main Line. Avanti West Coast is part of the West Coast Partnership Franchise which is owned by FirstGroup and Trenitalia.

Is the monorail at Birmingham Airport Free?

Birmingham Airport is directly connected to over 100 towns and cities via Birmingham International Station and the free ‘Air-Rail Link’ monorail system. The Air-Rail Link takes two minutes to get to the station and operates between 03:30 and 00:30 hours daily.

Where does the Virgin train go to Birmingham?

The Virgin Trains services to Birmingham all leave from London Euston station. Euston wins no marks for architectural charm, but Virgin Trains will soon have you on your way to England’s second city. The Virgin services to Birmingham New Street generally make three intermediate stops on the way.

Which is the fastest train from London to Birmingham?

The fastest way to travel by train from London to Birmingham is on Virgin Trains services (about 85 mins of journey time). London Midland also run directly from Euston to Birmingham New Street, but that company’s trains are very much slower; they always take over two hours for the journey.

When did Avanti west coast take over Virgin Trains?

Avanti West Coast – the InterCity West Coast Partnership – took over the West Coast Franchise from Virgin Trains in December 2019. At Trainline we’ll show you where Avanti trains will take you and how to book the best value train tickets for your journey.

When to get cheap train tickets to Birmingham?

You can avail cheap train tickets to Birmingham through all of these above-mentioned operators and save a lot of pounds for your holiday or weekend trip. The best time to avail of ticket discounts is 6 weeks ahead of the departure of your train.