HEARTS owner Ann Budge has opened Virgin Trains’ first-class lounge at Edinburgh Waverley following a revamp.
The businesswoman was one of the first to sample the facility, which provides an environment for meetings, work and relaxation before train journeys begin.
Virgin has undertaken a major overhaul of eight lounges on its east coast network.
The improvements will double seating capacity after first-class travel on the route grew by 6 per cent.
Refurbishment of the Edinburgh lounge has been carried out with the help of Caledonian Sleeper, and customers of both operators will benefit.
Ms Budge said: “I’m delighted to have been asked to open Virgin Trains’ refurbished First Class Lounge.
“It is vital that Edinburgh continues to attract businesspeople to the Capital.”