The re-launch of Virgin Radio has been accompanied by the naming of Pendolino train.
The train, 390040, was formally named 'Virgin Radio Star' at Manchester Piccadilly station this morning. Following the naming there was music onboard. In a departure from the norm, for only the second time - the first was the X-Men Days of Future Past naming - the word Pendolino has been omitted from the nameplate. 390040 was formally named 'Virgin Pathfinder'
Steven Knight is a Transport Specialist who has over 40 years experience in the bus and rail industries as well as in specialist transport journalism. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.