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Virgin Rail Glasgow Central

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Wikipedia:"Glasgow Central is the larger of the two present main-line railway terminals in Glasgow, Scotland, and is managed by Network Rail. It is the northern terminus of the West Coast Main Line, and was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 31 July 1879.

Glasgow Central is the busiest railway station in Britain outside London. Around 34 million people use Glasgow Central each year, of which 21.5 million use rail services from the station each year, according to Network Rail."

  • Anna Tripp over 1 year ago
    I live in Canada but travel to Kendal, England every couple of years. For the past two trips I have had wonderful trips via Virgin Rail on the London/Glasgow line. Strangely enough I have had the same train manager, Alaster, out of Glasgow. This past trip my mom, son, and I were travelling to London and had tickets to take in the Harry Potter Experience. Our train was held up for 3 hours at Warrington, I do believe, making us very late for our appointed time. This week my mom received a full refund for our train tickets. Kudos to the entire Virgin company and staff. Very impressive. I hope to be able to travel on Virgin trains for many years to come. Thank-you. I'd love to have an address to forward a proper thank-you card, as well.
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