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Virgin Trains EAST COAST 1st class sale from £20.00 e.g. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh to London

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"Get the full Virgin experience on our east coast route for a ludicrously low price. Reclining leather seats? Check. Loadsa legroom? Absolutely. Complimentary food and drink served at your seat? You’… Read More
"Get the full Virgin experience on our east coast route for a ludicrously low price. Reclining leather seats? Check. Loadsa legroom? Absolutely. Complimentary food and drink served at your seat? You’…
boyaloud Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago29 Comments
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Did 1st Class last week Manchester - London. Abysmal service. Lounge was shut in Manchester, train hadn't been cleaned, two toilets working on the whole train and it stank of ****. Food going down was a banana and a cup of tea in a plastic cup.
save your money!


Similar has happened to in the past on Virgin West Coast (minus bananas and plastic cups).

I complained. I got rail vouchers for the amount I spent (wasn't going to quibble about this given how often I use trains), plus a free return first class journey anywhere on the network.
Did 1st Class last week Manchester - London. Abysmal service. Lounge was shut in Manchester, train hadn't been cleaned, two toilets working on the whole train and it stank of ****. Food going down was a banana and a cup of tea in a plastic cup.
save your money!
I found 2 well timed trains M-F during the second week of Edinburgh festival @ 38.50 using a rail card, so well pleased.

Remember, full catering not available on weekend services.
Red.Devil
Great story, must read it again.
You do that
Where are the cheap tickets????
I want r return tickets to Newcastle, where are they????
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Virgin Trains East Coast hot cakes many cheap fares e.g. Leeds to London for £5.00 Saturday & Sunday

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This is back again for this weekend the 8&9th. First class from £20. No rialxard or child discounts available. Only available to book until 23:59 on Thursday, 6 July 2017 - intime Read More
This is back again for this weekend the 8&9th. First class from £20. No rialxard or child discounts available. Only available to book until 23:59 on Thursday, 6 July 2017 - intime
boyaloud Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago9 Comments
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Thanks for sharing. Booked Saturday Leeds to London return for 10 pounds.
Not finished as @15:00 05/07/17 (Book up to 23:59 on Thursday, 6 July 2017)

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Not finished as @15:00 05/07/17 (Book up to 23:59 on Thursday, 6 July 2017)
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Virgin East coast trains hot cakes deals from £5.00

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East coast virgin trains hot cakes deals starting from £5 for Leeds to london one way or £20 first class. you can also get London to Edinburgh for £15 or £40 first class more options available but yo… Read More
East coast virgin trains hot cakes deals starting from £5 for Leeds to london one way or £20 first class. you can also get London to Edinburgh for £15 or £40 first class more options available but yo…
scaryvonne Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago12 Comments
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Booked outbound standard and return 1st class as standard sold out. £55 return between London and Edinburgh for a weekend travel still a bargain! voted hot.
It makes sense for Virgin to do this. People wanting to travel last minute are likely to fly so it's good for Virgin to offer cheap fares for seats they likely won't sell.
mymymy
I was looking for cakes! T_T


Its surprising how disappointing it is to read into the deal and find its *just* train fares and not train fares with free hot cakes included. :(
From last week, myself and someone else mentioned they couldn't use vouchers redeemed from Nectar points against these promo fares.
The one way around this is to add a normal fare of £5-£6+ (need to check the exact amount) ad then you can use vouchers. Fine if you've loads of vouchers but not if you've only say £10 as you'll only get £3-£4 value unless you actually will use the VTEC ticket.

Also works with Transpennine Express tickets etc (previously paid £35 or so from Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes and added a random £6.50 VTEC ticket and offset the entire cost with vouchers).
Robbiecfc
considering virgin are buying up large amounts of your nhs down in England you should start thinking about spending your money elsewhere and avoid giving sir Richard any more money seeing as he's helping dismantle your nhs

I agree that what Virgin Care is doing to the NHS isn't welcome (suing the NHS is just fundamentally wrong).

Can me a sucker for a good deal here though. This is the same price I pay to go from Wakefield to Leeds return twice (often via Virgin Trains as those are the express ones that pass through the station).

Sorry if I sound like a hypocrite but I don't support or easily accept the actions of Branson for capitalising on a nationally-funded service.
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Virgin Trains East Coast tickets from £5.00 for travel this weekend

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Just got an email from Virgin Trains East Coast. Cheap tickets on sale for travel this weekend. Last minute. Low priced. Selling fast. Our Hot Cakes give you scorching savings on last minute tickets… Read More
Just got an email from Virgin Trains East Coast. Cheap tickets on sale for travel this weekend. Last minute. Low priced. Selling fast. Our Hot Cakes give you scorching savings on last minute tickets…
Poobs2008 Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago36 Comments
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xenole
Doesn't seem quite as good as last weekend as a few trains not available and the first class fares are higher in places.
Shame I'm working Sunday as I won't get a good chance to experience another day at Heathrow ;)
never good enough for you, is it mate?

My life is just a constant stream of disappointments! ;)


Edited By: xenole on Jun 02, 2017 07:11: a
xenole
Doesn't seem quite as good as last weekend as a few trains not available and the first class fares are higher in places.
Shame I'm working Sunday as I won't get a good chance to experience another day at Heathrow ;)


never good enough for you, is it mate?
thanks. bought some tickets.
Trip from Edinburgh - Newcastle return on 03/06 = £10 cheers OP :) voted Hot
seaniboy
EDI - NCL £50 rtn not £5 each way :(


iv just booked 10 each way if you do them as seperate bookings plenty of seats that cheap.. only vosts 20 for me and a child to return newcastle edin on Sat!
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cheap train fare at Virgin Trains East Coast - Example Newcastle to London £10.00 each way

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Received an email from virgin cheap last min train fares this weekend Last minute. Low priced. Selling fast. Our Hot Cakes give you scorching savings on last minute tickets – perfect for all you imp… Read More
Received an email from virgin cheap last min train fares this weekend Last minute. Low priced. Selling fast. Our Hot Cakes give you scorching savings on last minute tickets – perfect for all you imp…
cfarrage Avatar1m, 4w agoFound 1 month, 4 weeks ago15 Comments
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re "Weekend" First Class, recognise it's a slimmed down offering versus weekday - eg no free booze (and similarly watch out for cut-down on bank holidays too)https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/the-east-coast-experience/first-class/menu/this-week/?mq=menu4#menu4

Breakfast was pretty much yoghurt, fruit, pain au chocolat or a muffin as said in the menu link above. Thought they might of had something simple and hot like a bacon bun but no.
Came round 4 times I think between Doncaster and Kings Cross.



Edited By: xenole on May 28, 2017 18:30
Shame it's not weekend when I am travelling to London. Nice way to sell seats in the exceptionally hot weather when few people will want to sit on a train.
Really useful deal for those wanting a day trip on the east coast line this weekend, many thanks for posting.
re "Weekend" First Class, recognise it's a slimmed down offering versus weekday - eg no free booze (and similarly watch out for cut-down on bank holidays too)

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/the-east-coast-experience/first-class/menu/this-week/?mq=menu4#menu4

Edited By: mk-donald on May 24, 2017 17:52
newcastle to london 27th 7am £30 first class

london to newcastle 28th 19.30pm £30first class or £10 standard
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Virgin Trains EAST COAST Hot Cakes deal book by midnight 13th April and travel Sat 15/Sun 16 April, Leeds to London £5, Newcastle to London £10, others too

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An extremely good deal, but a quick and specific one. Leeds or York to London for £5 each way is a brilliant deal, why not have a day trip. First class from £20 each way also less than half the norm… Read More
An extremely good deal, but a quick and specific one. Leeds or York to London for £5 each way is a brilliant deal, why not have a day trip. First class from £20 each way also less than half the norm…
boyaloud Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago5 Comments
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Tempting..............thanks OP - heated!!
Nice day trip from Edinburgh to Durham for £10. Thanks OP.
Thanks for the heads up, booked myself a nice day trip to London!
Wasn't easy to find any good deals. Shame. Full price scared the crap out of me. Do people pay £200 to get the train to Edinburgh from London?
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Virgin Trains East Coast EXCLUSIVE OFFER 50% off Virgin Trains East Coast

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CONGESTION RELIEF from Virgin Trains - 50% OFF our there lowest Advance fares from LEEDS and WAKEFIELD to LONDON. Enjoy a gloriously clear journey, Complete with free Wi-Fi, stunning views, free films… Read More
CONGESTION RELIEF from Virgin Trains - 50% OFF our there lowest Advance fares from LEEDS and WAKEFIELD to LONDON. Enjoy a gloriously clear journey, Complete with free Wi-Fi, stunning views, free films…
leeds_united_afc Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago1 Comment
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This has been posted at least twice already.
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£7.60 Leeds to London @ Virgin east coast trains

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tobyaustin2017 Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago16 Comments
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Shame, I was going to use it for when Leeds Utd get to the play off final but it's not available then:

Travel is from 18 April to 30 June 2017 (inclusive), excluding 27-30 April, 1 May and 25-29 May 2017 (inclusive).
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snow18
Can I hop on a station between Leeds and London? Say I buy a ticket but get on at Newark? Is that allowed?
No. The tickets are only available for travel Leeds/Wakefield to Kings Cross and visa versa. Also you could have trouble getting off at Newark Northgate because I'm not sure that Leeds trains stop there - lol
The Leeds to London route do stop at Newark. Maybe not every train, but the route usually goes like this: Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Newark, Grantham, Peterborough, stevenage, London.

You missed out Retford from your list of stopping points and there are fewer than 4 Leeds service trains a day that stop at Newark but then all of this is irrelevant to the original subject matter.
snow18
Can I hop on a station between Leeds and London? Say I buy a ticket but get on at Newark? Is that allowed?

There are Advance tickets, and the conditions for these tickets state you must make the journey you've booked, on the train you've booked.
There are ticket barriers at Newark, so your ticket wouldn't get you in or out of the station, and you could be asked to pay the full anytime fare.
Train companies generally now let people off if they get off a stop early if they're not doing it to save money, but that obviously wouldn't be the case if you're using a Leeds special offer ticket from Newark.
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snow18
Can I hop on a station between Leeds and London? Say I buy a ticket but get on at Newark? Is that allowed?

No. The tickets are only available for travel Leeds/Wakefield to Kings Cross and visa versa. Also you could have trouble getting off at Newark Northgate because I'm not sure that Leeds trains stop there - lol


The Leeds to London route do stop at Newark. Maybe not every train, but the route usually goes like this: Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Newark, Grantham, Peterborough, stevenage, London.
siadwel
I think it was tongue in cheek but was probably over your head. Having posted no deals in 12 years, why are you even on here ?
bargaindeals ? You must enjoy irony.

If you're trying to be funny you should make it clear. Unlike your post, I tried to make my remarks very much tongue in cheek.
Actually I find Yorkshire folk very friendly, maybe because they welcome the input of my English Pounds into their economy or perhaps the women who find it refreshing to meet a male who treats them like ladies and are not 'tight wads'
I'm not aware that it's a requirement to post a deal to visit this site. For your information I visit this site to find out what others have found and for others to make sensible comments upon. Unfortunately I have to suffer postings from people like you who think it clever to make inept remarks.
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FREE RAIL TRAVEL FOR POLICE OFFICERS with Virgin East Coast on Monday 10th April

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Free travel with Virgin Trains for police officers who wish to travel to #StandWithKeith on Mon 10 April. A valid warrant/ID card must be shown Read More
Free travel with Virgin Trains for police officers who wish to travel to #StandWithKeith on Mon 10 April. A valid warrant/ID card must be shown
tobyaustin2017 Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago133 Comments
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Lippo999
There are a lot of miserable people on HUKD.
They are trolls, just here to wind people up. Sadly the HUKD admin/mod team can't find their **** with both hands so cracking down on trolling is an impossible task for them.
Voting cold is not trolling.
I think you do not understand what trolling is.
People with different opinions to you are not trolls.

You missed the point a bit there. I wasn't talking about the cold voting, I was talking about the general miserable and rude attitude a lot of people express. A lot of it aimed at other people who have done nothing wrong.

You can have a differing opinion to someone else, but you can have the decency to be polite about it. There are some repeat offenders too, sometimes to the point where you think there might actually be something wrong with them. You have to consider if the community would be better off without them, or even better if HUKD would implement disliking/downvoting comments.


That is still not trolling, trolling has nothing to do with opinion.

If someone disagrees and is rude about it, they are just rude.

Realistically this is just feel good fodder for everyone and or a marketing ploy for the company, and also a karma grab for OP.

Let change our avatars whilst were at it to something related, may just fix some of this ****......
maggi999
scunny
Copperface
scunny
Would love the benefits the Police get and not forgetting a very generous pension.
Go on then, elaborate.......
Try being a self employed sub contract bricklayer. Nothing provided. Run a car all over the country at your own expense, have no income when raining or sites are shut for holidays. Any illness keeping me off work meant no pennies what so ever. Buying tools and work clothing at own expense. Even a helmet! No pension or holiday for us. You don't appreciate how lucky you are.
Have you tried being a cop?

Try being a robocop - the treatment that guy received was appalling. <3
It's just our rather sad society today who will put distasteful and ignorant comments about this. Virgin want to do it for the Police and good for them. Maybe it'll spur the other train companies to do the same. Not just for Police but others who die serving their country in different jobs. Shouldn't we be united?

There are good and bad Police officers, Army, Paramedics etc etc. By all accounts this bobby was one of the better ones, so let's support him and his family for his (ultimate) sacrifice.

Just let it go and say thanks Virgin.
abwood
I think some people are missing the point and some are making disrespectful comments which is not what this site is about.
I'm sure Keiths children would have loved for their dad to walk back through the door after his shift ended, but he didn't. He won't be the first or the last Police Officer, servicewoman or serviceman or adult or child that went out to one day and didn't come back. Their families can never say goodbye and this isn't a competition as to who has it the hardest, so let's be respectful and remember what this site is for.
Yes this is a bargain/deal website, not a cheese fest.
DJSimes
maggi999
scunny
free Helmet free suit free car and now free train travel WTF? Check out the comments on the discounted rail cards offer. My disabled card costs £20 and people on here described it as a benefit. Would love the benefits the Police get and not forgetting a very generous pension.
The police contribute up to 14.25% of their salary for 30 years in order to buy that pension. In contrast, MP's get a much better pension for serving just one term as an MP and it's non-contributory. Civil servants contribute a lot less (or nothing) for their pensions. Do you contribute 14.25% for your pension?

don't contribute then, opt out from Police pension and get a private one!

A facile comment which underlines your thoughts.
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Virgin Trains Seat Sale

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50% off Train Travel from Leeds and Wakefield to London Cheap Tickets EAST COAST! Read More
50% off Train Travel from Leeds and Wakefield to London Cheap Tickets EAST COAST!
Sharazzz Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago22 Comments
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How did I miss this? It was not well publicised in the papers or online at all...
I've just booked tickets...£15.50 return from London
Wow, didn't expect those responses :( I only meant why would virgin hold an east coast sale but only from one station, it doesn't make sense to me. Although I am pleased some people are able to benefit from it, if not me and hope they decide to hold a proper sale sometime soon.
macas2000
Not much of a sale if you live north of Leeds, cannot see the point of this at all?

The Virgin West Coast sale is not much good to me either, neither is the Ryanair Manchester to Hamburg - good job everyone doesn't moan when a deal isn't good for them...:|
cjabingham
Cozworth806
sowotsdis
great, but why is cheapest £40 return from Manchester?
They can stick that pill up their virgin ......
Because it's a East Coast seat sale?
Yes it used to be £12 each way from Manchester for an advance single and £14 from Preston. Now it is £20 from Manchester and same from Preston! It used to be £29 single from Glasgow to London with GNER in 1997 to 2006 when they lost their licence to a new bidder.

yes and petrol used to be 60p in 1997 too :)
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Virgin Trains East Coast- London from £5.00!

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Virgin East Coast Hot Cakes sale! Act fast. Plenty of fares showing for Sat & Sun. – perfect for all you impulsive trip takers, with fares starting at only £5 one way. Once released they’ll only Read More
Virgin East Coast Hot Cakes sale! Act fast. Plenty of fares showing for Sat & Sun. – perfect for all you impulsive trip takers, with fares starting at only £5 one way. Once released they’ll only
piesandpasties Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago18 Comments
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I get you. I assumed offer was just for those routes listed. ;)
sgandtg
UncleWilly
ruff_sbr
it probably isn't worth waiting to book. the destinations will likely change every week so you'd probably end up paying more by waiting when you realise your destination isn't available.
Why would the destinations change? Virgin East Coast run a specific route, they don't suddenly decide to run trains in a completely different part of the country from one week to the next. Why not check the map below before you start making stupid comments?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/contentassets/862bef31fd25452e9687874eb55576b5/vtec-route-map-2015-dl.pdf
Think you've misunderstood the comment. He/she means the weekly offer will be for different destinations, not that your actual booking will suddenly change.
I think you've misunderstood. If they run the sale again on their East Coast route then the destinations can't change. They operate fixed routes on train tracks!

Maybe there is some confusion over those example routes shown above? They are just examples and not the only journey options available. This sale applied across the entire East Coast route - you just had to click get deal and find out the price for your specific journey if not listed above.
UncleWilly
ruff_sbr
it probably isn't worth waiting to book. the destinations will likely change every week so you'd probably end up paying more by waiting when you realise your destination isn't available.

Why would the destinations change? Virgin East Coast run a specific route, they don't suddenly decide to run trains in a completely different part of the country from one week to the next. Why not check the map below before you start making stupid comments?

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/contentassets/862bef31fd25452e9687874eb55576b5/vtec-route-map-2015-dl.pdf


Think you've misunderstood the comment. He/she means the weekly offer will be for different destinations, not that your actual booking will suddenly change.
worton
Amazing thanks!!! newc booked to see the gf!
What dates? because I'm thinking of going to see her too (_;)
ruff_sbr
it probably isn't worth waiting to book. the destinations will likely change every week so you'd probably end up paying more by waiting when you realise your destination isn't available.

Why would the destinations change? Virgin East Coast run a specific route, they don't suddenly decide to run trains in a completely different part of the country from one week to the next. Why not check the map below before you start making stupid comments?

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/contentassets/862bef31fd25452e9687874eb55576b5/vtec-route-map-2015-dl.pdf
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Ready. Sale. GO! virgin trains east coast Sale up to 50% off

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east coast trains 400'000 seats at 50% off till end of March Edinburgh to London 20quid Limited availability on peak services and at weekends. - waterloo Read More
east coast trains 400'000 seats at 50% off till end of March Edinburgh to London 20quid Limited availability on peak services and at weekends. - waterloo
stevelong77 Avatar6m, 1w agoFound 6 months, 1 week ago15 Comments
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I eventually got DON-NCL for £15.50 in and Kings Cross-Doncaster for £19.50, both in first.
Used some Nectar points so cost me around £6 in cash.
Going to fly cheaply from Newcastle to Heathrow. May take a couple of hours longer, but still saves a few £.
Jory
stevelong77
just managed to book Dundee to London 17quid
What sort of dates are you looking at to get these prices? I also want Dundee to London for that price haha :)


Got the 11.07 on the 15th march for 17quid and back up on the 17th 2pm for 21quid
stevelong77
just managed to book Dundee to London 17quid
What sort of dates are you looking at to get these prices? I also want Dundee to London for that price haha :)
well happy....Leeds to London Kings Cross for £15.50 return on the very day I wanted. Brilliant.
Got Doncaster to Edinburgh first class return for £50 - well pleased thanks.
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Christmas colouring book @ virgineastcoast trains

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Been on virgin east coast train from London to Newcastle. They announced to pick free copy of Santa colouring book and 6 crayons. Announced only once though. Please check and pick up a copy if you are… Read More
Been on virgin east coast train from London to Newcastle. They announced to pick free copy of Santa colouring book and 6 crayons. Announced only once though. Please check and pick up a copy if you are…
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IamMT
That should keep Jeremy Corbyn occupied when he's sitting on the floor.
I don't thing he does what your family and friends do all day.

Edited By: splender on Dec 29, 2016 17:15
That should keep Jeremy Corbyn occupied when he's sitting on the floor.
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5x Nectar points when booking Virgin East Coast Train travel £1.00

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Spotted on Nectar account, just click through there to receive this.
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Brilliant! Thank you!
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Virgin East Coast 24 Weeks Advance Tickets Available Now - £15.50

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I'm passing this on to raise awareness for those who book advance tickets so that they don't miss out, so I'd appreciate 'hot' votes even though these changes are more 'cold' for me. I just got this a… Read More
I'm passing this on to raise awareness for those who book advance tickets so that they don't miss out, so I'd appreciate 'hot' votes even though these changes are more 'cold' for me. I just got this a…
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seaniboy
scunny
seaniboy
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Can't find how to look at dates beyond March. How do you look at May?
i had the same issue, then it cleared itself ??
Still can't see beyond March when I look.
use another browser, im on opera
Thanks, did it on a friends tablet. Still no cheap fares for London. 2 Adults with a railcard day return June 3rd £120 WTF?

June 3rd is a Saturday. Advance tickets for weekends aren't released until later, because engineering work is scheduled for weekends, and they need to know what's planned before releasing advance tickets. The original post does say weekends aren't included.
The fares you'll be able to see will be the standard walk up fares that will be available from the station on the day.
huggychair
stanno
As I've said before, Virgin have increased advance fares on this line by 22% since taking over the franchise 3 years ago - bigger increases than any other operator and any other route. That's over 4 times inflation. Profiteering at the travelling public's expense.
Well they can't get new trains built & leased then pluck a £3bn franchise fee out of thin air! Can't have GNER 2.0 ;)
It's against the current Government's religion to either have the line 'state' run (even though it was quite successful after the GNER collapse, making a £1bn profit,) or invest in the Railways in general, which they don't at all after the fare pot and franchise payments. In fact they make a net gain to the exchequer, for the whole system. :(

Yes bring back BR the lot should be back state run at least the profit would be back to government
Freight side of railways is going bad time at moment not helped by government either
Unlike road haulage that,s funded by all our taxes
scunny
seaniboy
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seaniboy
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Can't find how to look at dates beyond March. How do you look at May?
i had the same issue, then it cleared itself ??
Still can't see beyond March when I look.
use another browser, im on opera
Thanks, did it on a friends tablet. Still no cheap fares for London. 2 Adults with a railcard day return June 3rd £120 WTF?
As above, DfT set up train leasing companies in 1994, these companies make MUCH more money than the train operating companies...we pay more in fares and tax for rail privatisation, its a joke. I can have a holiday in Europe sun for a week cheaper than the full price of a Scotland-London return.

More info here http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2015/who-really-owns-britains-trains/
seaniboy
scunny
seaniboy
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Can't find how to look at dates beyond March. How do you look at May?
i had the same issue, then it cleared itself ??
Still can't see beyond March when I look.
use another browser, im on opera
Thanks, did it on a friends tablet. Still no cheap fares for London. 2 Adults with a railcard day return June 3rd £120 WTF?
No cheap fares for me, almost £80 london return April & May, i just did a £60 1st return last week
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Book any Virgin Trains EAST COAST journey for New Year's Eve and get 1000 Nectar points

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Very similar to the deal posted by boyaloud but for travel on 31st December. Same conditions apply: Check your nectar account and this deal should be there. book on east coast Virgin site with… Read More
Very similar to the deal posted by boyaloud but for travel on 31st December. Same conditions apply: Check your nectar account and this deal should be there. book on east coast Virgin site with…
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I've just received the points for this deal
Same offer now available for any January travel..
account specific only 100 for me
ysm1234
stanno
These are the people who are putting up train fares more than any other in January - up to 7%. Just 2 years after taking over the franchise fares have already gone up 15% on the east coast routes. I don't have any printable words to describe this company. Presumably they think they can dupe people and salvage some of their reputation by tossing out a few special offers like this every so often. Cynical beyond belief.
For some "strange" reason, you missed out that they are also replacing a large part of their stock with the new azuma's and they recently completed a £45m overhaul of their current stock. If you know how much a single Azuma will cost to rent (I believe it's 325k a month), it's easy to see why they put their price up. Do you prefer that they raise the prices 7% each year or just wait 3yrs and then raise them 21%?

Why should I know or care about every detail of their business plan? All I know the fares on the trips I make will have gone up by 22% in under 3 years, making them some of the most expensive fares in Europe. You're obviously not bothered about paying through the nose (if indeed you use the East Coast service) - I'm am.
stanno
These are the people who are putting up train fares more than any other in January - up to 7%. Just 2 years after taking over the franchise fares have already gone up 15% on the east coast routes. I don't have any printable words to describe this company. Presumably they think they can dupe people and salvage some of their reputation by tossing out a few special offers like this every so often. Cynical beyond belief.


For some "strange" reason, you missed out that they are also replacing a large part of their stock with the new azuma's and they recently completed a £45m overhaul of their current stock. If you know how much a single Azuma will cost to rent (I believe it's 325k a month), it's easy to see why they put their price up. Do you prefer that they raise the prices 7% each year or just wait 3yrs and then raise them 21%?

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Yeah I had to do an online chat with them, bizarrely they gave me 5 points for Virgin Trains (not East Coast), but did give me the bonus when I explained what it was.

I notice the new offer is 3000 points, but only if you spend £30 on Virgin Trains East Coast.
Finally got the points today after chatting with customer service - thats £5 worth of points on a spend of 1.15 - not bad. Thanks once again OP
Still waiting for the points -:(
ysm1234
Check your nectar account, I've just received 3000points for 3 of these East Coast 1000points deals .
Nothing yet for me - maybe tomorow if I am lucky.
Check your nectar account, I've just received 3000points for 3 of these East Coast 1000points deals .
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I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?
Hmm, so I've had another look and it appears to be Chiltern rail. I didn't know Virgin's site also sold other company's trains (first time buying from their site). I guess the tickets were cheaper because of the advance booking, not any particular deal...
Fair enough, I guess. I'm still pretty happy with that price for a 1hr 40min train each way with no changes :)
all train ticket companies sell all company's tickets, a lot of people don't know this. They are all the same price on all sites, except for deals such as this sale. Chiltern is a hudden gem for Brum to London, make sure to leave time to look around Birmginham Moor St station, and London Marlybone when you arrive, absolutely beautifully restored stations! they make the journey much nicer than busy New St and Euston. The trains are nicer inside less claustrophobic than Pendolinos and have aleways had free wifi as standard. Some have plug sockets at every seat,.

Thanks! That's really good to know
nyasham
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I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?
Hmm, so I've had another look and it appears to be Chiltern rail. I didn't know Virgin's site also sold other company's trains (first time buying from their site). I guess the tickets were cheaper because of the advance booking, not any particular deal...
Fair enough, I guess. I'm still pretty happy with that price for a 1hr 40min train each way with no changes :)
all train ticket companies sell all company's tickets, a lot of people don't know this. They are all the same price on all sites, except for deals such as this sale. Chiltern is a hudden gem for Brum to London, make sure to leave time to look around Birmginham Moor St station, and London Marlybone when you arrive, absolutely beautifully restored stations! they make the journey much nicer than busy New St and Euston. The trains are nicer inside less claustrophobic than Pendolinos and have aleways had free wifi as standard. Some have plug sockets at every seat,.
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nyasham
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nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?

Hmm, so I've had another look and it appears to be Chiltern rail. I didn't know Virgin's site also sold other company's trains (first time buying from their site). I guess the tickets were cheaper because of the advance booking, not any particular deal...

Fair enough, I guess. I'm still pretty happy with that price for a 1hr 40min train each way with no changes :)
nyasham
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nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way) 8)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.
No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/virgin-trains-west-coast-first-class-seat-sale-bookable-29-11-01-12-2553061 there's that but that's only for first class! Are you travelling on Virgin (not Chiltern or London Midland) and is it no railcard?
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nyasham
I can confirm Birmingham to London. Just bagged a return in January for £11 (£5.50 each way) 8)
That's west coast and this is an east coast sale. Perhaps you mean you've used a railcard, as standard fares available permanently are that price with one.

No, I used the black Friday sale. I was going to post the deal here, but assumed this was the same thing?

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/deals/snooze-you-lose-seat-sale/

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Tickets booked and maths done - need to down 15 beers and a couple sandwiches to make the First Class tickets be worth it.
Or as it's also known, a full Scottish breakfast.
Uncle Wully should know better than anyone the Scots like sausages or any meat for breakfast...earl of sandwiches indeed haha
anyone have extra code?
Any spare codes still lying around at all? Can't believe how amazing this deal is/was!
my mistake it seems it doesn't matter what email address you use as long as the code hasn't been used already. thanks again
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Any unused codes anyone? Would appreciate as have to go down to London in 2 weeks and codes promo ended :(
I have a code I am not using.
any chance i can pinch it please ?
Have sent you a message.
thanks very much. do i need your email address to activate it ?
Not that I know of.

sorry but it asks for email address and code to activate it. there's no way of entering the code without both :-(
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can I go from Glasgow to Bolton ?


no that's west coast
can I go from Glasgow to Bolton ?
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Great deal, but imagine actually wanting to go to London.
How awful living in a country with the most cultured city in the world a 2-hour train ride away.
I lived in London/south east for 30 years. Cultured isn't how I'd describe it...
me too, but it varies much
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wez_li
Great deal, but imagine actually wanting to go to London.
How awful living in a country with the most cultured city in the world a 2-hour train ride away.


I lived in London/south east for 30 years. Cultured isn't how I'd describe it...
nordberg
How are you finding any £5 fares? Also, where to put the code in?
If you go into the app & click on the offer, it opens a link to a webpage where you enter the code then search for available seats. As I went through on my iPod, I'm sorry but wasn't able to get the url for the link.