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Warrington Bank Quay - award presentation

Heroic Avanti West Coast employee honoured by Prime Minister

Jennifer Birdsall was presented with a Railway Benefit Fund Heart of Gold Award by Boris Johnson at Warrington Bank Quay. 

Dick, Kerr Ladies FIFA-W5-1 - Credit National Football Museum

Forgotten women’s football team to be commemorated by community rail project

Avanti West Coast is supporting community project to tell story of forgotten football team to a new audience.

Avanti West Coast Wigan Mural 1

Wigan North Western Station celebrates town’s rich heritage with unique mural

Community art mural reflecting the town of Wigan is unveiled at Wigan North Western station. 

Avanti West Coast Routes of Remembrance 2

Avanti West Coast gets onboard Routes of Remembrance

Avanti West Coast transports wreaths from across the UK to London Euston for Routes of Remembrance. 

Avanti West Coast  COP26 train shots (1)

Climate Train sets off to COP26

A special 'Climate Train' operated between the Netherlands and Scotland to mark COP26.

Pete Waterman - Central Rivers

Avanti West Coast and Alstom auction off railway memorabilia for charity

Celebrity Pete Waterman, joins forces with Avanti West Coast and Alstom to launch auction in support of Railway Benefit Fund

Clementine & Avanti West Coast (2)

Free wellbeing hypnotherapy sessions offered by Avanti West Coast

Train operator partners with Clementine to offer sessions to help users feel confident and energised.

Turner Prize Presentation

Avanti West Coast onboard for Turner Prize 2021

Avanti West Coast confirms support for Turner Prize 2021 as the shortlisted artists are unveiled at Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

Avanti West Coast Steve Wilson 1

Next stop – retirement! Train driver makes last journey after 50 years on railway

Avanti West Coast train driver retires after reaching 50-year career milestone on railway in Manchester. 

Karen Paton - Women in Rail Award Winner

Double success for Avanti West Coast at the Women in Rail Awards 2021

Avanti West Coast  picks up Best Apprenticeship Scheme whilst Glasgow Onboard Manager is awarded 'Women in Rail'.

Avanti West Coast BGLA2021 Winner Sustainability Team

Sustainability Team of the Year honour for Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast's Responsible Business Team recognised at BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2021. 

Pendolino carriage stripped bare

Behind the scenes images of the UK’s biggest ever train fleet upgrade revealed

Avanti West Coast's Pendolino stripped bare as work on the £117m project to transform the fleet gathers pace.