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Avanti West Coast launches new ‘Feel Good Travel’ campaign

The effortless, enjoyable experience of rail travel is brought to life in new Feel Good Travel campaign starring a rollerblading turtle.

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Couple get hitched at high speed on Avanti West Coast’s Marriage Carriage

A pair of train enthusiasts who endured months of disappointment trying to get married finally held their dream wedding celebration on a Pendolino.

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Avanti West Coast heroes thanked at Number 10 reception

Train Driver Lyle Mitchell and Train Manager Samuel Obiri-Yeboah represented colleagues at event to recognise efforts during pandemic.

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I do, Choo Choo: Win a wedding onboard the Avanti West Coast Marriage Carriage

Avanti West Coast celebrates friends and family getting back together with the launch of a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Royal Scot train attempts London to Glasgow record

Record was missed by just 21 seconds following the collaborative efforts of Avanti West Coast and Network Rail.

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Dedicated social media community helps disabled people with rail travel in industry first from Avanti West Coast

Exclusive social media forum aims to build interactive online community for disabled people travelling on the West Coast Main Line. 

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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 gets behind Coventry Acts of Kindness

Avanti West Coast has partnered with the Heart of England Community Rail Partnership and Kaleidoscope Plus Group to launch 'Coventry Acts of Kindness', a scheme to encourage more people to return to rail safely.

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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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West Coast Partnership welcomes aspirations for rail’s role in the North West

Senior figures in the North of England and transport discuss rail's role in improving connectivity and generating economic growth at virtual roundtable event hosted by West Coast Partnership. 

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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.