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Coventry Acts of Kindness #4

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.

Avanti West Coast Pride Train 1

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. 

WCP Webinar

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. 

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VE Day commemorated by Avanti West Coast

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

Avanti West Coast Arrives in Wrexham

North Wales welcomes Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast holds official launch event in Wrexham and announces package of improvements including new trains, more services, and improved compensation

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.

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Avanti West Coast unveiled as name for new partnership railway

FirstGroup and Trenitalia’s West Coast Partnership heralds a new era of innovative high-speed rail services