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Commuter violently tarred and feathered after taking phone call in Quiet Carriage

victim can't say he wasn't warnedCommuter Darren Watson, 31, was viciously attacked yesterday by fellow passengers on the 07.18 Virgin Trains service to London.

‘The journey started pleasantly enough’, said Darren. ‘People were reading copies of Librarian Monthly or working on spreadsheets. I hadn’t even realised I was in the Quiet Coach until it all kicked off.’

‘It wasn’t even much of a call, just my wife phoning to ask what I wanted for my tea. When I looked up, all these people had risen from their seats. Some were wearing bandanas, and an accountant from Preston was stripping to the waist and smearing camouflage paint on his cheeks. They didn’t make a sound, just used hand signals like in films.’

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Posted: Oct 15th, 2014
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Overcrowding on London Midland train creates dark matter from passengers

Overcrowding on a London Midland service to Crewe from London Euston earlier today reached a critical point when the densely packed passengers fused together to create dark matter and the beginnings of a black hole.

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Posted: Mar 9th, 2014
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Santa to challenge decision to award present franchise to Easter Bunny

promising to run away from franchise at first sign of troubleBearded franchise-holder Father Christmas today strongly criticised the Government’s decision to award the West Coast Christmas Eve present-delivery franchise to his rival, the Easter Bunny.

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Posted: Dec 9th, 2012
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Virgin warns ‘First Group may improve West Coast Mainline service’

Virgin on the ridiculousIn a dispute that has now been handed over to the courts, Virgin Trains has claimed that the awarding of the west coast main line to First Great Western opens the real threat of improvements to services.

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Posted: Aug 28th, 2012
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Virgin Trains moves into perfume market with ‘scent of Pendolino’

Richard Branson continues to expand his Virgin empire with the bold launch of a range of new perfumes based on his Virgin Trains franchise. The first scent is inspired by his Pendolino trains, and is expected to be a best-seller with its unique combination of diesel, rubber, urine, grease and nappy poo.

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Posted: Oct 24th, 2009
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