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UPDATE: Advice to customers attempting journeys to and from Scotland. Line now reopened

UPDATE: Engineering work to fix flood damage near Carstairs have now been completed.

Avanti West Coast Train Manager, Helen May

Avanti West Coast serves up special brownie with taste of Wigan delicacy

Bespoke bake celebrating popular sweet recreated by local suppliers for Avanti West Coast customers. 

Postmaster Phil Ballantyne at Oxenholme station

Avanti West Coast helps restore village Post Office with new pop-up counter at Oxenholme station

Avanti West Coast helps Cumbrian community restore its Post Office two years after it was deprived of its only service. 

One of the six postcards designed by young people in Lancashire as part of a unique project to raise awareness of the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team

Forgotten story of record-breaking women’s football team retold with help from Avanti West Coast

Story of most successful women's football team in history told through series of postcards with help of Avanti West Coast.

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Radio 4 comedy series celebrating rail travel to feature Avanti West Coast routes

Avanti West Coast routes feature in 'Strangers on a Train', a new Radio Four comedy series with actor and author Alexei  Sayle.

Avanti West Coast Penrith Community Gardeners Plant Donations

Avanti West Coast on track to grow gardening community in Penrith

Avanti West Coast creates seed and plant donation point at Penrith station to get more people gardening. 

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Local brewery helps transform disused spot at Lancaster station

Local brewery opens new pub at Lancaster station following transformation of disused space. 

Avanti West Coast Team Leader, Tommy Michalek, with colleagues at Carlisle station

Tommy waves goodbye to the railway after reaching 50-year milestone

Avanti West Coast Team Leader, Tommy Michalek, retires from railway after half a century on the West Coast Main Line. 

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Avanti West Coast creates a buzz for bees with community garden in Wigan

Avanti West Coast supports community project to create wildflower haven for bees in Wigan. 

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Newly resurfaced platforms at Carlisle bring smoother and safer journeys

Revamp of platforms at Carlisle provide smoother and safer experience for passengers travelling to and from the Cumbrian station. 

L - R: Stephen Martin (Avanti West Coast Team Leader at Penrith); Jane Hasell-McCosh (Founder of Dalemain Marmalade Awards); Doreen Cameron (Marmalade Awards judge); Lady Elizabeth Leeming (Hospice at Home President); Emily Green (Dalemain Mansion)

West Coast “Marmalade Line” provides right track in search for winning preserve

Avanti West Coast supports search to find world's best marmalade by transporting jars of preserves to MarmaLake District. 

(L - R): Ken Harper (Trustee at Cumbrian Railways Association); Katie Smith (Avanti West Coast Customer Service Assistant); Mark Green (Avanti West Coast Station Manager); Philip Tuer (Chairman of Cumbrian Railways Association); Moira Wilson (ex-railway worker)

Avanti West Coast celebrates 175 years of Lancaster and Carlisle railway

Avanti West Coast joins community to celebrate 175 years of Lancaster and Carlisle railway at Cumbrian stations.