In part One, I mentioned Chiltern Railways and East Midlands Trains and their services, and this section will discuss two more major train companies and the facilities they offer for business travellers.
London Midland, unlike Chiltern railways do not have a business section on their website but they say:
‘Our First Class offers comfortable reclining seats with more legroom than Standard Class, power points and a smaller private compartment so you can easily work or sit back and relax.’
The London Midland website continues to say:
‘First Class is available on the following London Midland routes:
- Birmingham – London Euston
- Birmingham New Street – Liverpool Lime Street
- Crewe – London Euston’
Virgin Trains website says:
‘All Virgin Trains services include First Class Accommodation. Seating is larger than in Standard Class, all seats have access to power points for charging mobile phones and laptops, WiFi is free to use and on weekdays, complimentary newspapers are provided. On many services complimentary food is also provided. Holders of First Class Advance and First Class Anytime tickets (including Virgin Business Returns) can also access the First Class Lounges, free of charge.’
The Virgin Trains website continues to say:
‘Our Virgin Trains West Coast Services run to and from London Euston (along the West Coast Main Line) to destinations such as Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, and our Virgin Trains East Coast services go to and from London King’s Cross (on the East Coast Main Line) to the likes of Edinburgh, Leeds, York and Newcastle.’
For some fascinating info on commutes see, http://www.express.co.uk › Life & Style › Life.
With so much choice of trains and facilities, everyone can travel like a business person, and let the train really take the strain!