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At-Seat Order (1)

“At-Seat Order” rolled out across Avanti West Coast UK network

Customers in Standard can now have food and drink delivered to their seat.

Avanti West Coast Facebook Group 1

Dedicated social media community helps disabled people with rail travel in industry first from Avanti West Coast

Exclusive social media forum aims to build interactive online community for disabled people travelling on the West Coast Main Line. 

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Avanti West Coast employees star in exhibition recognising Railway Heroes

Four Avanti West Coast employees feature in National Railway Museum's exhibition, which recognises efforts during coronavirus crisis. 

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Avanti West Coast is named as one of the UK's top 10 Inclusive Employers

Train operator shortlisted in the prestigious LGBT Awards for its Live Proud initiative 

Avanti West Coast Pendolino

Industry collaborates to deliver more Avanti West Coast services during upgrade works

Avanti West Coast joins industry partners to make short-term timetable changes that provide more services during upgrade works.

Bob Bigsby's last day at Euston

Bob signals the end of 54 years on the railway

Avanti West Coast Service Manager Bob Bigsby bids farewell to colleagues.

Managing Director of Avanti West Coast, Phil Whittingham,  at the Stakeholder Conference

West Coast Partnership holds first ever Stakeholder Conference

Rail leaders and politicians gather to discuss the future aspirations of the industry.

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Avanti West Coast customers to benefit from partnership with live journey website

Avanti West Coast partners with Realtime Trains to provide additional handy information to help customers plan ahead. 

Chloe McKinlay - Cab

Avanti West Coast trainee driver encourages more women to follow her career path

To mark International Women's Day, trainee driver Chloe McKinlay hopes her positive experience will give others women confidence.

Fabrication overview

Work begins on Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains

New British built Avanti West Coast trains take shape at Hitachi Rail's factory following significant investment in welding facilities. 

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Cat-astrophe avoided as feline rescued from roof of Avanti West Coast train

Curious cat sat on roof of Avanti West Coast train escapes danger by a whisker.