Virgin Trains to Provide Extra Seats to Meet Increased Demand From Frustrated Air Passengers on Wednesday 25 May 2011

By Virgin Trains, PRNE
Monday, May 23, 2011

LONDON, May 24, 2011 -

Virgin Trains will provide over 3000 extra seats on Wednesday 25 May 2011
for airline passengers facing uncertainty over airspace closures due to
volcanic ash clouds.

The disruption following airspace closures has seen increases in demand
for trains and more seats will be provided on the London to Glasgow and
Birmingham to Glasgow/Edinburgh routes.

Besides the extra seats, Virgin Trains will operate an additional train
from London Euston to Crewe, Warrington, Wigan and Preston at 13:33 and also
extend the 14:30 London Euston to Lancaster service through to Carlisle and
Glasgow Central.

An additional 20:40 Edinburgh Waverley to Manchester Piccadilly service
will also run calling at Preston and Crewe.

Based on experience during prolonged airspace closures last year ,Virgin
Trains has now set up a mechanism for quickly uplifting services in response
to ash cloud warnings.

For details of times and fares and for booking tickets visit or any Virgin Trains ticket office.

A decision on the level of service to be run later in the week will be
made in the light of further updated forecasts from the Met Office.

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