Big Thoughts

Time is a precious commodity. And we never seem to have enough of it. In fact, doesn't it seem to be in ever-shorter supply these days? We rush from place to place, chasing time and our tails in ever-decreasing circles. We never seem to have that moment to sit back and think, to reassess and contemplate, to enjoy our own company. To have that big idea.

Calling off the Chase

We all have to travel, the business executive and PA more than most. Unfortunately, travelling is generally a pain. Traffic jams, road rage, breakdowns, check-in queues, airport security, cramped plane seats, passport control, airport security (again), the list just keeps on going. However there is an alternative.

Travel by Virgin Trains. It's not time endured. It's your time, to do with what you wish. To unwind. To sleep. To read. To listen to music. To work. To talk. To think.

'What's Your Journey?' Competition

Find out how you could win an iPod, PDA or Sony PSP to add the finishing touch to your journey. However you want to spend your journey, there's a prize that's right for you.

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From the First Step

Your journey begins as soon as you take that first step. You don't want to be queuing or marking time at the station. Book online and simply pick up your tickets at the FastTicket machines to be found on the concourses of the majority of our key stations. And down with the station snack rush! Once on the train just head to the onboard shop and pick up a magazine, cappuccino or snack to round off the travel experience.

But of course stations are still an integral part of your journey. That's why Virgin is investing in stations across the network. Improved ticket areas, waiting rooms and toilets and expanded car-parking facilities - upgrading to AA Secured Car Park status - all mean your journey is a smoother, stress-free experience, offering you that all important but often elusive peace of mind.

Virgin Trains Survey

Can you help us help you? We want to know why you or your executives travel. Take part in our survey to help us make your journey even better. And there's a top laptop to be won by one lucky entrant.

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Taking Travel to the Next Level

Travelling First Class is extraordinary. Before your train leaves, recharge your batteries in one of our exclusive lounges available at six key hubs around the country. Enjoy the complimentary hot and cold snacks, range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and the daily newspaper in an oasis of calm. Or if you want to work then telephone points, desks, fax photocopiers and wireless broadband Internet access make Virgin lounges the ideal extension of the working day. Additional facilities in the London Euston lounge include showers and washrooms, a licensed bar and well-equipped meeting room available for hire.

Play it Your Way

As the countryside zooms by, shoot the files rising into the sky. A perfect way to relieve that work-time stress!

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The Icing on the Cake

Buy an Advance First ticket by 18.00 the day before you travel and you can enjoy First Class complimentary service for little more than the cost of Standard. Travelling to or from London for an early morning business meeting? Make use of Virgin Trains's range of walk-on fares, which offer complete flexibility to the executive traveller, and power up with Virgin Trains's renowned full English breakfast. In First Class there is extra space and a Pendolino Primo menu served at your seat on selected weekday trains, designed to give you the most suitable food for the time of day

Virgin Trains turn travel from a chore into an expansive, fulfilling experience. Journeys you thought you had to endure are given back to you in hundreds of small happy moments.