A right Royal time to be had at Avanti West Coast stations for the Platinum Jubilee
Avanti West Coast marks Queen's Platinum Jubilee with festivities at stations across its route.
- Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marked by Avanti West Coast alongside rail industry
- Station festivities offer customers a chance to celebrate on West Coast Main Line
- Jubilee celebrations bring together community to fundraise for local charities
Avanti West Coast is set to host an array of festivities for customers and communities across its route to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Stations across the West Coast route will be decorated with bunting, colourful artwork by local schoolchildren, Union Jack flags, and well-wishes for Her Majesty, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.
Live entertainment from local bands and dance groups will bring a party atmosphere to stations for customers travelling over the Jubilee weekend.
To mark the special occasion, the train operator is welcoming people to take part in British pastimes by inviting them to bring their own picnics and Afternoon Tea to enjoy at its stations.
Championing the best of British, customers will be treated to a slice of Victoria sponge and giveaways, including chocolates wrapped in Union Jack colours.
Working with local communities, Avanti West Coast’s Community champions have coordinated activity to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and raise funds for charity – inviting local business to have pop-up shops and organising raffles and competitions to fundraise for local causes.
The intercity operator has also created a Jubilee-themed activity pack to keep children royally entertained with puzzles, and a dot-to-dot challenge, as well as a dedicated spot at stations where little ones can get creative and make their own colourful card crown.
Customers and members of the community involved in the celebrations are also being invited to take their own photos and share them on social media using the hashtag #HM70.
Joanna Buckley, Community Manager at Avanti West Coast, said: “We congratulate Her Majesty the Queen as she celebrates the 70th Anniversary of her reign and are proud to be playing our part to mark this special occasion. We’re excited to bring communities together to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by championing British pastimes, as well as showcasing regional talent and businesses, while helping local causes.
“At Avanti West Coast we want to connect people and places – whether they’re travelling to Jubilee celebrations on our route or joining us for a picnic and slice of cake, we look forward to welcoming everyone and hope the festivities make it a memorable weekend.”
To find out more about celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, visit: https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/where-we-go/blog/the-queens-platinum-jubilee-2022
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Main image (L-R): Joanna Buckley (Avanti West Coast Community Manager); Laura Warwick (Avanti West Coast Community Champion at Runcorn); Simon Brooks (Avanti West Coast Station Manager at Runcorn)
About Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast, operator of intercity rail services on the West Coast Main Line, is a joint venture between FirstGroup and Trenitalia, delivering a cleaner, greener railway that drives the West Coast forward.
We’re on a mission to revolutionise train travel, linking together the towns and major cities of the UK to create an iconic railway the country can be proud of. We’ve got big plans including a fleet of new intercity trains, as well as the complete refurbishment of the existing Pendolino train fleet. We will introduce more train services every week with new routes added, and a much-improved onboard service with enhanced free Wi-Fi, plug sockets, 25,000 brand new seats and improved catering. Since 8 December 2019, passengers have benefitted from improved passenger compensation, available for journeys delayed by just 15 minutes.
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