Virgin CrossCountry - Virgin CrossCountry Project Omega - C

Virgin CrossCountry - C
Virgin CrossCountry Project Omega
Project Omega was a project which would have seen a series of improvements following the West Coast modernisation. This included Virgin CrossCountry running services from London Kings Cross to Teesside via Nottingham and York and another service from Portsmouth Harbour to Nottingham via Feltham for Heathrow.
These services would have been run by the Class 220. The project also involved extending Virgin's West Coast and CrossCountry franchises by 5 years (both originally planned to end in 2012, so would have been 2017) as well as adding a fifth car to 38 Voyagers.
By the time Virgin Trains lost the CrossCountry franchise bid to Arriva in 2007 the network consisted of only the following routes:
  • VT1   South West of England through Birmingham to the North West and Scotland
  • VT2   South Coast through Birmingham to the North of England and Scotland
  • VT3   South West of England and South East Wales through Birmingham to the North East of England and Scotland
Virgin CrossCountry Overview
Virgin CrossCountry Franchise(s): InterCity CrossCountry
6 January 1997 – 10 November 2007
Virgin CrossCountry Main Route(s): Southern England/London Paddington and South West England/South East Wales – Midlands – Northern England and Scotland
Virgin CrossCountry Fleet Size: 34 Voyager and 44 Super Voyager sets
Virgin CrossCountry Parent Company: Virgin Group (51%)
Stagecoach (49%)
Virgin CrossCountry Reporting Mark: VXC
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