Gold Zone Virgin trains sign, Warrington Bank Quay, Parker St, Warrington, Cheshire , UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3648 x 2735 px | 30.9 x 23.2 cm | 12.2 x 9.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:10 March 2012
Location:Warrington Bank Quay, Parker St, Warrington, Cheshire , UK
Gold Zone Virgin trains sign, Warrington Bank Quay, Parker St, Warrington, Cheshire , UK Virgin Trains introduced three "sliding" classes of travel. Instead of First and Standard, you'd have Gold Zone, Blue Zone and Purple Zone. Gold Zone was "full" First Class and available to full-fare First Open ticket holders only. This would always take up at least 2 of the First Class vehicles, but in the peaks would take up all of them. 'Purple Zone was Standard Class, available to all Standard ticket holders, and would take up at least 3 of the Standard Class vehicles. The other vehicles would be the Blue Zone, which was where it got controversial. The Blue Zone was available only to holders of full-fare undiscounted Standard Open singles and returns, but also contained Weekend First accommodation on weekends and off-peak. On weekends, it would include both First and Standard accommodation, but in the peaks Standard only.'