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The 'Pendo' tilting train can race up to 125mph and is a cross-country service, travelling up and down the west coast of the UK. 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) so that you can make the most of your time on board.  To give you an idea of journey times, this starts from as little as 1h22min from London to Birmingham and goes up to 5h43min from London to Edinburgh.  Alternatively you could 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 as the train will almost exclusively be your own.  Food and drinks can be provided and crew numbers aren't restricted, so there's plenty of room on board!

Make sure to look at our Super Voyager train too, as it runs to the many of the same 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. 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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