New livery for Flying Scotsman train unveiled [Evening News]





Date: 29/10/2015

THE latest new livery for the 152-year-old Flying Scotsman train service has been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC). The red, white and blue colour scheme, which includes the Saltire, adorns the electric locomotive which hauls the daily 5:40am express from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross.


External links

New livery for Flying Scotsman train unveiled

Edinburgh Evening News

THE latest new livery for the 152-year-old Flying Scotsman train service was unveiled today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC).

Related images

DVT 82205 on the rear of the 07.30 from Kings Cross after arrival at Edinburgh Waverley. It bears a new 'Flying Scotsman' livery, matched by 91101 on the other end.
Location: Edinburgh Waverley
Company: North British Railway
27/10/2015 Bill Roberton
Old BR poster - The Flying Scotsman 1862-1962.
Location: Poster
Company: British Rail
// John Furnevel
A1 Pacific No. 4475 Flying Fox bursts out of Penmanshiel Tunnel with 'The Flying Scotsman' in 1931. The photographer was 14 years old when he captured this scene.
Location: Penmanshiel Tunnel
Company: North British Railway
//1931 Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)


Related news items

Tags: x Virgin Trains

DateItem
25/01/2017Virgin Trains completes £40m East Coast fleet refurbishment [RTM]
10/01/2017Lancashire MP Mark Menzies to fight 'barmy' rail fares to London [BBC News]
10/10/2016Virgin Trains recruiting £57,000 drivers for east coast line [Scotsman]
03/10/2016Virgin Trains East Coast rail staff strike under way [BBC News]
26/09/2016Virgin East Coast rail staff to strike on 3 October [BBC News]
21/08/2016Services resume after West Coast Main Line derailing [BBC News]
18/08/2016Virgin Trains East Coast August strikes suspended [BBC News]
09/08/2016Virgin East Coast rail staff vote to strike [BBC News]
12/05/2016First Group to run Edinburgh to London budget rail service[BBC News]
03/04/2016Trains, boasts and planes: Virgin bids to put rail on top [Scotland on Sunday]
20/03/2016Virgin Trains East Coast Azuma Train In Action! [Citytransportinfo]
18/02/2016How much for a private rail carriage from Edinburgh to London? [Scotsman]
15/02/2016Extra trains launched linking London with Edinburgh [Evening Standard]
10/01/2016Virgin unveils first train of refurbished fleet [Rail News]
06/01/2016Virgin to by-pass West Coast Rail Line blockage [BBC News]
14/12/2015
14/12/2015First Sunderland Virgin train arrives in London King's Cross [Sunderlad Echo]
08/12/2015West Coast Main Line reopens after Carlisle flood [Rail News]
24/11/2015Virgin East Coast plans £21m refurbishment for trains [BBC News]
22/06/2015First Virgin liveried HST enters service on East Coast [Rail News]
21/05/2015Rail unions call off national bank holiday strike [BBC News]
25/03/2015Edinburgh rail workers to strike on Good Friday [BBC News]
01/03/2015East Coast rail back in private hands [BBC News]
12/01/2015Virgin Trains reports surge in cross-border travel [BBC News]
14/12/2014New Shrewsbury to London rail service begins [BBC News]
24/09/2014Major rail disruption | Virgin Trains driver injured by electric shock en route to Liverpool Lime Street [Liverpool Echo]
23/09/2014Blackpool and Shrewsbury direct rail services to London approved [BBC News]
17/08/2014ScotRail and Virgin ‘trusted’ by passengers [Scotland on Sunday]
19/06/2014Virgin Trains to run west coast mainline until 2018 [Guardian]
13/06/2014Network Rail grants access rights to new WCML operator [IRJ]
03/12/2013Railway changes to benefit passengers [Blackpool Gazette]
16/11/2013Direct Shrewsbury-to-London train services to restart [BBC News]
01/10/2013Richard Branson's Virgin Trains tops fares league with 210% increase in prices [Evening Standard]
07/06/2013Network Rail faces action over late and cancelled trains [BBC News]
30/05/2013Virgin Trains expands for Glasgow 2014 [BBC News]
05/12/2012Virgin Trains to run West Coast Mainline for extra 23 months [BBC News]
19/09/2012Government team in place to run West Coast Main Line [Telegraph]
30/08/2012Plans to transform railway station [Lancashire Evening Post]
28/08/2012Virgin Takes Legal Action Over Train Deal [Sky News]
26/08/2012Virgin Trains offers to run West Coast 'for free' [BBC News]
15/08/2012Richard Branson attacks Government 'insanity' after Virgin Trains loses West Coast rail contract [Telegraph]
16/07/2012FirstGroup vies with Virgin in west coast rail bidding war [The Guardian]
23/06/2012Trains disrupted by heavy flooding on West Coast main line [STV]
23/03/2012Virgin just the ticket but ScotRail lagging behind, say travellers [Scotsman]
14/03/2012Longer trains to boost Virgin Trains capacity [Rail.co]
29/10/2011Train firms blame thieves for lateness [Scotsman]
05/10/2010Preston station improvement plans
03/01/2010Virgin Trains staff begin strike [BBC News]
19/11/2009Virgin staff strike is called off [BBC News Article]
27/05/2009Rise in on-time trains but Virgin complains of delay [Guardian]
25/01/2008Virgin is best for customers [Evening News]
16/10/2007Virgin trains end on best punctuality
10/07/2007Virgin loses Cross Country rail [BBC News]
15/05/2007All change for train [Scotsman]
22/09/2006Virgin train speed record attempt [BBC News]
21/09/2006Wireless web for Virgin trains [Scotsman]
31/05/2006Cornwall train link gets back on track [Scotsman]
28/02/2006Rail operator trumpets success after best month [Scotsman]
11/01/2006Fare response to rail strike [Scotsman]
01/10/2003New Pendolino train named 'City of Edinburgh'
07/01/2002Virgin Voyagers replace 158s
16/09/2000Polmadie Open Day