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The Pendolino is the workhorse of the West-coast mainline.  Offering the definitive intercity experience, the 'Pendo' tilting-train can race up to 125mph and is able to provide long non-stop stretches to provide the most amount of uninterrupted filming time.  Running between its home base at London Euston, the train terminates at destinations as diverse as Birmingham New Street, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow CentralLiverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

For filming trains in passenger service we offer point-point journeys (either single or return) in order for you to make the most of your time on board.  To give you an idea of journey times this starts as little as 1h22min from London to Birmingham and up-to a whopping 5h43min from London to Edinburgh.  You might, however, want to take advantage of our special charter train which runs every Thursday and offers a choice of journeys (either 3.5 hour, 5 hour and 9 hour) providing unbeatable value and control when the train will almost exclusively be your own.  Delicious food and beverages can be provided and crew numbers aren't restricted either, so the more the merrier as there's plenty of room on board!

Make sure to look at our Super Voyager train as it runs to the many of the same as well as some different destinations.  For ultimate control take a look at our static coaches which are available to suit all demands.

Trains in passenger service are subject to rail fares as all seats in the selected coach(es) need to be purchased. Total cast and crew numbers cannot exceed the amount of seats booked, as all individuals travelling need to be in possession of a valid ticket. Fares tend to increase as the departure date nears, so early booking is advised. Mouth watering food and drink is included when using 1st class coaches.

Standard class coach A (46 seats)

Standard class coach F or U (74 seats)

First class coach G (46 seats)

Subject to Band E fees.  Applications require the completion and submission of a specific Virgin Method Statement template, downloadable here.


Based at London Euston, trains run between Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool & Manchester.


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