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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 image of Hitachi Fleet

First Trenitalia chooses Hitachi Rail to build new InterCity trains for Avanti West Coast

First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on Sunday 8 December, has today awarded a contract worth more than £350m to Hitachi Rail to provide and maintain 23 new intercity trains (135 carriages), to be built at its County Durham factory.