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Avanti West Coast Coasting Pendolino

Avanti West Coast uses coasting to keep trains moving

Avanti West Coast runs Pendolino trains without power underneath damaged overhead wires to continue operating planned timetable. 

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“At-Seat Order” catering service introduced by Avanti West Coast

Customers are set to benefit from a new service where they can have food and drink delivered to their seat.

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Avanti West Coast launches the UK’s first fully wrapped Pride train staffed by all LGBTQ+ crew

Avanti West Coast's Pendolino train wrapped in progressive pride flag launches on West Coast Main Line, celebrating the diversity of the communities it serves. 

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Avanti West Coast to run more services from September

Avanti West Coast restores a number of direct links to London as part of its September 7 timetable uplift. 

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Avanti West Coast launches customised real-time journey updates onboard

New passenger information service offers Avanti West Coast customers real-time journey updates at their fingertips. 

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“Tales from the Tracks” treats Avanti West Coast fans to driver’s view

New video series offers unique insight into the West Coast Main Line from driver’s cab with commentary by Avanti West Coast train drivers.

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Ship to shore for Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains

The first body shells for Avanti West Coast's new fleet of trains have arrived in the UK. Full assembly will start at Hitachi Rail's Newton Aycliffe plant later in the year. 

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Sunflower scheme introduced by Avanti West Coast

Train operator introduces an initiative for customers with hidden disabilities

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Avanti West Coast elects first ever Employee Director

Train Manager becomes new Employee Director at Avanti West Coast

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Avanti West Coast hosts first Community Rail Conference

Conference brings together Community Rail Partnerships and stakeholders from across West Coast Main Line. 

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Pendolino wears a face covering to promote new guidance

Iconic Avanti West Coast train adorned with face covering to remind customers how to stay safe. 

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Avanti West Coast trials powerful sanitiser to protect customers and employees

Sanitiser trialled onboard as part of extra protective measures.