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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. 

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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.

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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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Avanti West Coast launch smartcard

Scheme launched to ease journeys and ensure less waste.

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West Coast Partnership announce research collaboration with the University of Leeds

West Coast Partnership to invest £1m plus as part of The University of Leeds' plans for The Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration, to drive High Speed rail advancements. 

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Avanti West Coast removes Peak fares during Christmas

Peak fares to be withdrawn to give customers greater flexibility and help maintain social distancing onboard trains.

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Avanti West Coast to transform Motherwell services with major timetable boost

Avanti West Coast set to deliver most significant increase in cross-border rail services for Motherwell in decades, following approval of plans for major timetable boost.

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Avanti West Coast invests in its communities with launch of £2.2m fund

Avanti West Coast launches fund to help bring community projects to life and deliver improvements across its route.

Welsh Onboard Display

Diolch am deithio gyda Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast has introduced Welsh language announcements and information displays onboard its service to and from North Wales.

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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.