Articles tagged “virgin trains”

How Two Billionaires Are Looking to Transform U.S. Rail Service

How Two Billionaires Are Looking to Transform U.S. Rail Service

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

You can't help but root for Richard Branson and Wes Edens. Who doesn't want to see passenger rail service in the U.S. enter the 21st century, especially if you've been on ho-hum Amtrak recently?

3 weeks ago

Virgin Trains Beats Rivals to Win Lucrative Contract on London-Edinburgh Route

Virgin Trains Beats Rivals to Win Lucrative Contract on London-Edinburgh Route

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Privatization of UK rail lines has played out well for companies like Virgin, but it has yet to deliver value to the people riding the trains.

4 years ago

Biographer Takes on the Legacy of Virgin’s Richard Branson

Biographer Takes on the Legacy of Virgin’s Richard Branson

Nicholas Blincoe, The Daily Telegraph

Does anyone really believe that Sir Richard is all he makes himself out to be? His greatest invention has always be that of his personal brand.

5 years ago

Virgin Trains Now Offering Recorded Messages In Restrooms

Virgin Trains Now Offering Recorded Messages In Restrooms

David Millward, Daily Telegraph

All joking aside, whether you run a rail service or an airline, employing humor to get a point across works way better than admonishing passengers and treating them like they were in elementary school.

5 years ago

UK Travel Brought to a Standstill by Hurricane-Level Winds

UK Travel Brought to a Standstill by Hurricane-Level Winds

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

We'll see how dedicated low-cost carriers like Ryanair will remain to their new customer-friendly policies when it comes time to re-imburse or compensate travelers for their delays this week.

5 years ago