Virgin Trains lounge upgrade

29 Sep 2005 by business traveller

Virgin first class passengers can now make use of the refurbished first class lounge at Euston Station, following its £175,000 make over. The lounge is split into three areas, for work, quiet time (where mobile phones will not be allowed), or relaxation.

New features include flat-screen TVs, soft chairs, internet points and wifi access, along with a photocopier and fax in the working area. There is also a new reception and luggage area, and the shower and toilet facilities have been upgraded. In addition, the quiet room can be booked for private meetings.

The Euston first class lounge, which attracted over 180,000 passengers last year, now also features a licensed bar, open 11am-11pm Monday to Friday, 11am - 2pm Saturdays and 2pm – 11pm Sundays. Passengers travelling first class with Virgin Trains may use any of their lounges nationwide on the day of travel, where they can enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks.

Dennis Lovett, press officer for Virgin Trains, said: "We inherited our lounges from Intercity, and with the amount of use they get, they were in need of a revamp. This is the last of our lounges to be refurbished, following the recent refit of Manchester Piccadilly, meaning first class passengers can now enjoy enhanced facilities in all of the lounges."

Report by Mark Caswell

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