This company introduced Pendolino tilting trains that enable customers to travel faster than ever before to London from Scotland, northwest England, North Wales and the Midlands. Virgin Trains was recently voted top among British rail operators in a survey by the Institute of Customer Service. Headed by chief executive Tony Collins, the Birmingham-based company is 51% owned by Virgin Group and 49% by Stagecoach. Rising passenger numbers took sales to £823m in 2007.
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