Blogs

Avanti West Coast Queens Platinum Jubilee 1

“Community matters to me, as it can build purpose, belonging, and unite people.”

Laura Warwick, Avanti West Coast Team Leader at Runcorn, shares her hopes of bringing community spirit to the Jubilee celebrations.

Daisy and George the Poet

“Field Good Field trips aim to connect young people to culturally and enriching experiences.”

Avanti West Coast’s Daisy Hawker Wallace speaks passionately about how Feel Good Field Trips are really making a difference.

Avanti West Coast Ramadan 1

“Everyone is seen to be part of one big family. This is why I wanted to provide support during Ramadan.”

Avanti West Coast's Zeb Nash explains why he is helping Muslims as they observe the holy month in the Islamic calendar. 

Beth Chambers at Euston

"I can’t ever remember reading a book that had a character that looked like me."

Avanti West Coast’s Beth Chambers is committed to primary schools having access to books that champion diversity and inclusivity. 

Avanti West Coast Wigan Mural 1

“It is important to us that we support our local communities”

Joanna Buckley, Community Manager at Avanti West Coast, explains how a large-scale art project helped connect local people in Wigan. 

Sam and Brandon - Manchester Piccadilly 390119

“The railway should be accessible for all which is why it’s so important we listen.”

Brandon Peat, Avanti West Coast's Accessibility and Inclusion Manager, is committed to making train travel easy and convenient for all.

Avanti West Coast Mark Green 1

“Recognising milestones is not only nostalgic, it also reminds us of how far we’ve come as an industry.”

Mark Green, Avanti West Coast Station Manager at Penrith, reflects on Cumbria's railways as they reach 175-year milestone. 

Avanti West Coast Armed Forces Personnel

Remembering those who have served.

Armed Forces personnel past and present at Avanti West Coast pause to reflect for Remembrance.

FATINCOP26

"It’s my ambition to contribute towards achieving the UK 2050 net zero goal."

How Avanti West Coast’s Fatin Abdalla is playing her part in the battle against Climate Change.

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"The railway industry is now a more diverse place and really rewarding."

How Avanti West Coast Train Manager Aaron Koduah is using his experiences to inspire others.

Natasha Grice

"It’s an opportunity to honour the struggles and celebrate successes."

Natasha Grice, Executive Director at Avanti West Coast, on Black History Month, inspirations and inclusion.

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“It’s an amazing experience where we get to spread a bit of inclusion and love.”

Train manager James Dobson on being part of the Avanti West Coast team at Birmingham Pride.