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Avanti West Coast  COP26 train shots (1)

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. 

Pendo pulling into Widnes 1

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. 

Avanti West Coast Pendolino 390155 - Stone

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. 

Avanti West Coast Train Surfing Cat 1

Cat-astrophe avoided as feline rescued from roof of Avanti West Coast train

Curious cat sat on roof of Avanti West Coast train escapes danger by a whisker.

Bombardier-72

Upgrade to Avanti West Coast Voyager fleet now complete

Avanti West Coast partner with Bombardier to complete refresh of entire Voyager fleet 

Pride Train Progress 2

Avanti West Coast announces the name of its new Pride Train - Progress

Progress announced as the name of Avanti West Coast's Pride Train on national 'Coming Out Day'. 

Avanti West Coast Coasting Pendolino

Avanti West Coast uses coasting to keep trains moving

Avanti West Coast runs Pendolino trains without power underneath damaged overhead wires to continue operating planned timetable.