Name: Penny Pendo-bee-no
Location: Exchange Square
Designed and decorated by: Jenny Leonard
Sponsor: Virgin Trains
Penny is named after one of Virgin’s Pendolino trains. She can travel up to 125 m.p.h. and thanks to some super-duper technology, can tilt around bends! Next time you and your family are planning a day out, pop down to Piccadilly, take advantage of the fantastic family ticket offer, and Penny will get you down to London in no time. You can even enjoy onboard entertainment with BEAM!
Virgin Trains has been proud to serve the people of Manchester since 1997, introducing faster and more frequent trains. You can now buzz down to London in just over two hours, with departures every 20 minutes. That’s almost 50 services a day! They employ over 700 people on the route and in 2017 five million journeys were made with Virgin Trains to and from Piccadilly.