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
Virgin Trains uniforms put to good use for the homeless

Virgin Trains will donate blankets, scarves and dog coats which have been made from old staff uniforms to homeless charities. The upcycled clothes – many of which are in Virgin Train’s signature colour of red – were transformed by prisoners at HMP Northumberland at their onsite textile factory. Items will either be distributed by Virgin staff at London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Lime Street and Glasgow Central or will go to local charities to give to the homeless.


Other items of clothing which could not be made into blankets have been used to make unbranded dog coats which will also be given out to those homeless people with four legged friends. Some branded dog coats with the Virgin Trains logo will be given to staff in return for a donation - with the profits going to charity. The remainder of the clothes – which are more than six years old – will be donated to charity or later recycled.