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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.

Standard Class - Refurbished Pendolino

Refurbished Pendolinos return to the rails as part of UK’s biggest ever train upgrade

The first fully refurbished Avanti West Coast Pendolino enters service follow multi million pound upgrade. 

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All aboard the “Trackathon” to find a name for new Avanti West Coast fleet

Avanti West Coast invites guests to join a 'Trackathon' to help come up with a name for its new fleet of Hitachi trains. 

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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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Climate Train sets off to COP26

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

Pete Waterman - Central Rivers

Avanti West Coast and Alstom auction off railway memorabilia for charity

Celebrity Pete Waterman, joins forces with Avanti West Coast and Alstom to launch auction in support of Railway Benefit Fund

Pendolino carriage stripped bare

Behind the scenes images of the UK’s biggest ever train fleet upgrade revealed

Avanti West Coast's Pendolino stripped bare as work on the £117m project to transform the fleet gathers pace. 

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Avanti West Coast begins the UK’s biggest ever train fleet upgrade

Start of a £117m investment to refurbish and transform Pendolinos - the UK's hardest working fleet. 

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Industry collaborates to deliver more Avanti West Coast services during upgrade works

Avanti West Coast joins industry partners to make short-term timetable changes that provide more services during upgrade works.

Pride Train - Realtime Trains

Avanti West Coast customers to benefit from partnership with live journey website

Avanti West Coast partners with Realtime Trains to provide additional handy information to help customers plan ahead. 

Fabrication overview

Work begins on Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains

New British built Avanti West Coast trains take shape at Hitachi Rail's factory following significant investment in welding facilities.