Virgin Trains offers weekend summer bookings up to six months in advance

Virgin Trains East Coast six-month booking horizon extended to include summer weekends
Virgin Trains East Coast six-month booking horizon extended to include summer weekends
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In an industry first, Virgin Trains East Coast has extended its six-month booking horizon to include weekends as well as weekdays for summer months for the entire regional line.

The passenger-friendly move gives South Yorkshire customers more time to plan holidays, secure great deals and book tickets for their stay-cation.

This marks latest in a series of moves by Virgin Trains to tempt people away from air and car travel, including new Beam app streaming service (whose recent Be Mindful channel launch is illustrated here) allowing commuters to access hours of free films and TV series straight onto their devices.

Tickets from London-Edinburgh are available from as little as £25 and London-Glasgow from £30 allowing customers to travel from city centre to city centre, cutting overall journey times and maximising productive time on-board with Wi-Fi or relaxing with a movie.

Virgin Trains commercial director Suzanne Donnelly explained: “We want customers to choose to travel by train and enjoy the beauty of what the UK has to offer during the summer. That’s why we’re so pleased to be opening weekend advanced bookings.”

Network Rail’s confirmation of engineering works further in advance over the summer months allows Virgin Trains to confirm timetables up until August 20.

Brand new Virgin Trains horizon initiative

Brand new Virgin Trains horizon initiative

Customers booking directly on VirginTrainsEastCoast.com or VirginTrains.com will benefit from no booking fees and lowest price on their website.