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Virgin launches Christmas trains design competition

A competition has been launched to design Virgin's Christmas trains.

Primary school children are being asked to submit their festive pictures to be in with a chance of transforming a pair of trains in December.

The entries will be judged by a panel including Jill Murphy, author of illustrated children's books including The Worst Witch and Five Minutes' Peace.

Following the popularity of last year's reindeer design on a Virgin Trains Pendolino, the next winner will also see their image on a Virgin Trains East Coast InterCity 225.

Virgin Trains chairman Patrick McCall said: "Last year's Traindeer was such a hit with our customers that we wanted to make this year's Christmas train even bigger."

The competition is open to children aged five to 11. Visit for details.


From Belfast Telegraph