Virgin Trains signs off in style with video featuring Mr Blobby

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With the end of the Virgin Trains franchise taking place at 01:59am on December 8 after 22 years of running trains between London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh, they’re going out with a bang!

To celebrate all that Virgin has achieved since it launched in 1997, the company has created a tongue-in-cheek music video featuring founder Sir Richard Branson, celebrities from across two decades, including Mr Blobby and actor Shaun Williamson, and a host of Virgin staff.

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In addition, the December issue of The Railway Magazine, senior correspondent Ben Jones will review what Virgin achieved in those 22 years, from inheriting well-used locomotives and carriages from British Rail to introducing two new fleets of train which revolutionised travel on the West Coast Main Line and now carries 40 million annually on Virgin Trains. The issue is on sale on December 4.