Virgin trains

#1
I am on the train from Manchester to London and on seeing my forces railcard they put me in 1st class. This is the second time in 2 days this has happened on virgin trains!!
 
#5
They do it on weekdays too. They really are that good. Obviously its all for PR but non the less its a good gesture from beardy's business.
 
#6
Whats the diffrence between 1st & 2nd class ? Last time I travelled by train it was just a diffrent colour seat cover & a paper doiley on the headrest.

LT
 

sirbhp

LE
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#8
I just bough a computer made by Apple and Virgin. It is guaranteed not to go go down on me !! boom boom .
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
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#9
Whats the diffrence between 1st & 2nd class ? Last time I travelled by train it was just a diffrent colour seat cover & a paper doiley on the headrest.

LT
Last time I went fisrt class on one of Beardie's trains, the seats were more comfortable, the carriages weren't as crowded, and you got "free" food and booze.
 

Rod924

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#10
FFS sake, you ungrateful cocks, the word is Ta, or Fanks , when you arrive in Larnden
 
#11
I have been looking at getting a Forces Railcard. One of the conditions is you cannot use it from home to base? Have I understood this correctly? Would there be any dramas about using it for getting home and back on Fridays and Mondays?
 
#12
Think you might get a cup of tea and no screaming kids
I use Virgin 1st class all the time as it's often cheaper than cattle class booked far enough in advance. You do get free food/drinks inc. beer as well as wider seats and free wi-fi. At the weekend they cut back on the free stuff as all of the proles do a cheap upgrade, but durign the week it's a very plesent expereince, and to be able to leave Preston and be at a meeting on the Euston Road in less than 2.5 hours knocks the socks off the old BR 4 hour plus jouney time it used to take.
 
#13
I have been looking at getting a Forces Railcard. One of the conditions is you cannot use it from home to base? Have I understood this correctly? Would there be any dramas about using it for getting home and back on Fridays and Mondays?
It's a long time since I bothered with a railcard but when I had one I never had any dramas using it from home to duty.
 
#14
A couple of British Rail ticket inspectors had a good moan at me when I was a young Rifleman on my way home from Bosnia because my ticket said 'at the cheapest time of day'. Looking back, I wish I hadn't apologised and been so respectful. Fuming now thinking about it.

Virgin on the other hand, got us all SKY TVto watch the World Cup France 1998.

Virgin win.
 
#16
Whilst Virgin trains seem to be helpful and attentive in this situation, I somehow don't think that the cynical Scottish bastards on Scotrail trains will be as helpful. It's going to be a ****ing long train to Pirbright from Inverness. A long several trains inevitably.
 
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cloudbuster

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#17
It's going to be a ****ing long train to Pirbright from Inverness. A long several trains inevitably.
Virgin run 4 or 5 car sets, while the ECML typically sees 7, 8 or even 9 carriages at times.

Long walk to the bar, unless you travel 1st. :)
 
#18
Its Virgin company policy to upgrade forces personnel where possible. Its left to the discretion of the conductor.
The word "conductor" is SO last century. I thought Virgin calls them Train Manager now.
 
#19
Virgin run 4 or 5 car sets, while the ECML typically sees 7, 8 or even 9 carriages at times.

Long walk to the bar, unless you travel 1st. :)
However, Virgin can and do double up 5-car sets making a ten-car train. Particularly on the west coast main line services.
 
#20
You do know why they are called "Virgin" trains dont you?


They always pull out on time.
 

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