Platform X is the start-up accelerator from Virgin Trains and Virgin StartUp. We’re looking for innovative businesses that want to scale and to work with us to improve the passenger experience of train travel.  

Virgin Trains has set four challenges for businesses to look at solving. Here’s challenge number three: Behind the scenes. Watch the video below to find out more about this challenge.

 

Platform-X: Challenge 3 - Behind the Scenes

 

Key Takeaways

  • The thing that’s often forgotten is the amount of prepation and planning that goes into running a train service. It takes two years to get everything ready. We expect the business to be able to unpick this two years and help us deliver the service our customers expect;

  • It's an exciting opportunity to stretch out of the rail industry and to learn from the thoughts and ideas of other industries;

  • A great business idea is something simple and something that can be easily implemented.