Virgin Trains have opened a temporary First Class lounge and customer information point at Liverpool Lime Street station as renovations continue. A permanent lounge is due to opens in autumn.

The First Class lounges provide a sanctuary from the crowds – the perfect place to grab a snack, make use of the free Wi-Fi or just nod off in one of the innovative designer armchairs.

The lounge, designed by Office Twelve, features high-quality fixtures and fittings, bespoke furniture and lighting, lively pops of colour and Virgin Trains trademark quirky details.

There's no need to waste your time queuing for a newspaper, pick up a complimentary one in the lounge along with hot drinks, non-alcoholic cold drinks and snacks.

Working on the go? Drop into the dedicated corporate area, where you’ll find desks and TV screens showing BBC News plus ultra-fast connectivity and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected.

For access to the lounges simply show a valid Virgin Business, First Anytime or Advance First ticket for up to two hours before your outward journey, and up to one hour after you arrive.