This follows strong growth in passenger numbers, with businesses increasingly opting for train travel which allows time to work or just unwind onboard ahead of meetings.

The self booking tool lets businesses reserve all their rail journeys from a single website available 24/7. Companies can add users and departments to the account to enable one central train travel tool for the whole business. Railblazers is supported by a dedicated UK based team for clients and has lots of practical features to make business travel easier for SMEs such as allowing tickets to be collected without the card used to purchase them.

Graham Leech, Group Commercial Director said: “At Virgin Trains we know that many SMEs face challenges getting ahead in business, which is why we support them both as suppliers and as customers. We put local communities and passengers at the heart of what we do. We are fully committed to supporting small businesses in the UK by creating bespoke offers designed to enable their travel across the Virgin Trains Network, facilitating face to face meetings which are vital in securing deals and maintaining business relationships. The Railblazers portal is designed to make rail travel easier for SMEs across the UK.”

The Railblazers portal has undergone vigorous testing and feedback from businesses in order to be ready for its launch. For more information and to create an account, simply visit