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Start of testing marks major milestone for Avanti West Coast’s new fleet

Work progressing well on Avanti West Coast's new fleet of trains in readiness for entry into service in 2023.

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Avanti West Coast amends timetable as part of support for The Commonwealth Games

Avanti West Coast to run additional services on the London to Birmingham route throughout The Commonwealth Games.

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Avanti West Coast raises over £50,000 for children’s charity

Avanti West Coast reaches £50,000 fundraising milestone with Action for Children, as its charity partnership comes to an end. 

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Avanti West Coast’s Climate Train is named "Opportunity"

Pendolino that was wrapped in an unique design for the COP26 Climate Change Conference is named following competition.

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Avanti West Coast offers free travel for Ukrainian arrivals

To help Ukrainian nationals travelling to the UK, Avanti West Coast is joining other rail operators to offer free onward travel on its services.

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Avanti West Coast mark Coventry UK of Culture with critically acclaimed artist

Pendolino 'Lady Godiva' carries guests to the opening night of Daniel Lismore's eagerly awaited exhibition in Coventry. 

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Avanti West Coast and Eurostar recognised with special award for Climate Train

Joint partnership between Avanti West Coast and Eurostar for their COP26 Climate Train scoops prestigious railway award. 

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Railway memorabilia auction helps Railway Benefit Fund reach Christmas target

Pete Waterman issues thank you message to Avanti West Coast and Alstom after auction raises over £3,500 for Railway Benefit Fund.

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Heroic Avanti West Coast employee honoured by Prime Minister

Jennifer Birdsall was presented with a Railway Benefit Fund Heart of Gold Award by Boris Johnson at Warrington Bank Quay. 

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Climate Train sets off to COP26

A special 'Climate Train' operated between the Netherlands and Scotland to mark COP26.