More choices for train travellers between Edinburgh and London
More than 25 new products have been added to Virgin Trains’ on-board Foodbar in Standard Class on the East Coast route, which serves Edinburgh to London.
They include organic, gluten free and vegan options as well as sweet treats such as Cadbury Dairy Milk and Oreo. Also available is Virgin Start-Up business Love Corn, as well as Virgin Wines, which are now being stocked on-board for the very first time and are available in red, white, rose and prosecco.
Virgin Trains says the move is in response to customer feedback and part of its ongoing investment in enhancing customer experience.
Ali Watson, Customer Experience Director at Virgin Trains on the east coast, said: “We strive to make our customers’ journeys comfortable and enjoyable and take on board feedback of those travelling with us. We hope that the refreshed Foodbar and its extensive offering will help us to take the customer experience to the next level.
“We’re also delighted to be stocking Love Corn, which has been supported through Virgin Start-Up, as well as stocking Virgin Wines for the first time.”
Stagecoach and Virgin are working in partnership to operate the East Coast and West Coast inter-city routes under the Virgin Trains brand. Together, they say they are on track to revolutionise rail travel across the UK.
The combined network connects some of the nation’s most iconic destinations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, York and London.
On the East Coast route, £140 million is being invested to create a more personalised travel experience. Virgin has already invested £21 million to revamp its existing fleet and customers can now benefit from 42 additional services (22,000 extra seats) per week between Edinburgh and London. 2018 will see the introduction of completely new Azuma trains being built in the UK by Hitachi.