Pendolino reservation display

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by Skie, 23 Aug 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Skie

    Skie Member

    Messages:
    331
    Joined:
    22 Dec 2008
    Anyone know the criteria for the LCD screens above the seats on Virgins Pendolinos to display a name rather than Reserved/Available/Available until xxx?

    I vaguely remember my name once appearing above my seat when the trains were first introduced and every so often I do see peoples names or business names above seats.
     
  2. Registered users do not see these banners - join or log in today!

    Rail Forums

     
  3. JaJaWa

    JaJaWa Established Member

    Messages:
    1,239
    Joined:
    14 Feb 2013
    Location:
    Kowloon / St. Albans
    Names potentially only from Trainline bookings? Indeed I think they also print on the paper reservation slips on other operators.
     
  4. najaB

    najaB Veteran Member

    Messages:
    21,005
    Joined:
    28 Aug 2011
    Location:
    Scotland
    I book my business travel through TheTrainline, and my name does appear.
     
  5. thenorthern

    thenorthern Established Member

    Messages:
    3,566
    Joined:
    27 May 2013
    I reserve my seats through Twitter for Virgin Trains services and they do come up with my name there. Paper reservations with CrossCountry are the same if they are reserved through Twitter.
     
  6. Bletchleyite

    Bletchleyite Veteran Member

    Messages:
    46,991
    Joined:
    20 Oct 2014
    Location:
    Up and down the south WCML (mostly)
    VT do seat reservations by Tweet?
     
  7. Carntyne

    Carntyne Member

    Messages:
    742
    Joined:
    8 Jul 2015
    Yeah.

    Done via JourneyPlanner I'm sure. It's whatever goes in the surname box that goes on the screen.
     
  8. JaJaWa

    JaJaWa Established Member

    Messages:
    1,239
    Joined:
    14 Feb 2013
    Location:
    Kowloon / St. Albans
    Is that an automated system system (like CrossCountry's) or just the guy on the Twitter account!?
     
  9. thenorthern

    thenorthern Established Member

    Messages:
    3,566
    Joined:
    27 May 2013
    Its just the bloke on the the Twitter Account, I think they get fed up of me to be honest. :D

    If you direct message them (Virgin Trains don't need to follow you to do this) with the details of your train they will reserve a seat for you with your name on it. The only restriction is it has to be at least 2 hours before the train leaves its first station i.e. for the 11:48 at Stoke you would need to message them by 08:20 (2 hours before the train departs Euston). CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains offer the the same although for XC Turbostar services and all EMT services they need to have the details the day before. :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page