Virgin Trains on the west coast has also opened most Saturdays for booking over the summer period. This is the latest in a series of moves by Virgin Trains to tempt people away from air and car travel. The trainline has already introduced the Beam streaming service giving customers access to hours of free films and TV shows direct to their devices while on board.
Tickets from London to Edinburgh are available for as little as £25 and London to Glasgow from £30, allowing customers to travel from city centre to city centre, cutting overall journey times and maximising productive time on board with WiFi or relaxing with a movie.
“We want customers to choose to travel by train and enjoy the beauty of what the UK has to offer during the summer,” Suzanne Donnelly, commercial director for Virgin Trains East Coast said. “That’s why we’re so pleased to be opening weekend advanced bookings.”