In this issue
Welcome to the Red Letter
A final message from Phil
Our trains
Virgin Trains upgrades Voyager services with Free WIFI & BEAM for all
Our destinations
Liverpool City Region Upgrade Work
Virgin Trains flies the flag for Coventry
Business news
Virgin Trains offers 100% digital tickets
Virgin Trains uniforms put to good use for the homeless
Virgin Trains supports MyTime project
Virgin Trains opens the door to the first ever Calm Corner
All aboard the Virgin Trains Chat Carriage
Charity open day raises in excess of £50k
Virgin Trains gets behind The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital
CRP Corner
Community Rail Lancashire
North Cheshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP)
North Staffordshire CRP
North Staffordshire CRP
Women in Community Rail
Women in Community Rail

Achievements so far in 2019 has seen WiCR’s Code of Conduct adopted by the Department for Transport (DfT), Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) and many Community Rail Partnerships. It sets out standards of behaviour for anyone involved in Community Rail both paid staff and volunteers.


A film showing ‘Opportunities in Community Rail’ was launched on Friday 21st June at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) offices to an invited audience. It was aired across the concourse at Manchester Piccadilly. Since then it has been shown at the West Midlands Trains conference in Liverpool where it was well received. The film commissioned by WiCR was funded by Network Rail, Northern Rail and highlights careers and volunteering opportunities in community rail.


A branch of WiCR in the South of England is being launched on 27th September in GTR, Monument Place, 24 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8AJ. If you live in the area please feel free to attend. For any further information on any of the above items please contact