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Safe travels & face covering Pendolino 2

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. 

Zoono Z-71 1

Avanti West Coast trials powerful sanitiser to protect customers and employees

Sanitiser trialled onboard as part of extra protective measures. 

Avanti West Coast Police Specials

Staff at Avanti West Coast swap day jobs to bolster policing teams during COVID-19 crisis

Avanti West Coast staff volunteer as Police Specials in response to pandemic.

Pendolino - Euston Station - Platform 2

Customers advised to make reservation before travelling

Avanti West Coast has asked its customers to only travel with a reservation.

VE Day Crewe

VE Day commemorated by Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast's fleet sounded horns to mark VE Day.

Royal Alexandra Hospital Nurses

Local communities and key workers helped by Avanti West Coast employees during COVID-19 crisis

Food and essential items donated to support communities and NHS workers.

Dot to Dot

All aboard the Avanti West Coast ‘Dot to Dot’ Express

Avanti West Coast launch a series of fun activities for railway obsessed youngsters.

Avanti West Coast Pendolino 390155 - Stone

Coronavirus travel update - Avanti West Coast to operate reduced timetable

From Monday (March 23), and in keeping with the rest of the rail industry, Avanti West Coast will reduce the number of services running on the West Coast Main Line.

Front of Pendolino

Flybe passengers offered free travel on Avanti West Coast and FirstGroup trains this week

Following the news that airline Flybe will not be providing any flights today (Thursday 5 March),  FirstGroup's rail companies, including Avanti West Coast, will offer a free ticket on its trains to all Flybe customers and employees intending to travel during the coming week.

Hornby Pendolino on for auction

Avanti West Coast model train set auctioned for children’s charity

Model train enthusiasts will have the chance to get their hands on history by bidding for the very first Hornby Avanti West Coast Pendolino.

CGI Avanti West Coast Pendolino

£642m deal to refurbish and maintain Avanti West Coast Pendolinos

Britain’s most iconic train fleet is to undergo a major refurbishment that will create scores of high-skilled engineering jobs and secure hundreds more roles throughout the UK.

CGI Avanti West Coast Pendolino

New era for rail services on the West Coast Main Line

Avanti West Coast officially takes over the operation of long-distance train services on the West Coast Main Line today (December 9, 2019), heralding a new era of intercity and future high-speed rail services in the UK.