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Next stop – retirement! Train driver makes last journey after 50 years on railway

Avanti West Coast train driver retires after reaching 50-year career milestone on railway in Manchester. 

Karen Paton - Women in Rail Award Winner

Double success for Avanti West Coast at the Women in Rail Awards 2021

Avanti West Coast  picks up Best Apprenticeship Scheme whilst Glasgow Onboard Manager is awarded 'Women in Rail'.

Lyle Mitchell (L) and Samuel Obiri-Yeboah (R)  at Number 10

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.

Coventry Station team tune into Coventry Moves

Avanti West Coast signs up for Coventry 2021

Coventry City of Culture 2021 welcome onboard Avanti West Coast as Transport Partner. 

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Avanti West Coast employees star in exhibition recognising Railway Heroes

Four Avanti West Coast employees feature in National Railway Museum's exhibition, which recognises efforts during coronavirus crisis. 

Bob Bigsby's last day at Euston

Bob signals the end of 54 years on the railway

Avanti West Coast Service Manager Bob Bigsby bids farewell to colleagues.

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Avanti West Coast supports Carlisle Foodbank

Avanti West Coast staff donate food items to help Carlisle Foodbank support local community this Christmas.

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Avanti West Coast staff spread Christmas cheer with donations

Avanti West Coast team at Stoke-on-Trent support work of local church with donations to help those in need this Christmas. 

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Avanti West Coast helps pilot virtual work experience for young people in Warrington

Avanti West Coast gives young people an insight into career opportunities on railway for virtual work experience trial with Network Rail.

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Stockport station team take on fundraising challenge for local cause

Avanti West Coast team at Stockport take part in fundraiser to help local project that supports people who have survived a suicide attempt

Carlisle CSA Scrub Bags & Accessories

Avanti West Coast employee joins family and friends to sew for community during COVID-19 pandemic

Avanti West Coast employee puts sewing skills into practice to help NHS workers in Cumbria. 

Preston Train Manager Seamstress

Train manager uses seamstress skills to produce scrubs for NHS workers

Preston-based Train Manager revives skills from previous career to sew scrubs and accessories during COVID-19 pandemic