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Avanti West Coast Pendolino

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.

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.

Managing Director of Avanti West Coast, Phil Whittingham,  at the Stakeholder Conference

West Coast Partnership holds first ever Stakeholder Conference

Rail leaders and politicians gather to discuss the future aspirations of the industry.

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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. 

Chloe McKinlay - Cab

Avanti West Coast trainee driver encourages more women to follow her career path

To mark International Women's Day, trainee driver Chloe McKinlay hopes her positive experience will give others women confidence.

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. 

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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.

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Avanti West Coast donates unwanted bikes to help local community

Avanti West Coast partners with local business to put bikes abandoned at Crewe station to good use. 

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Avanti West Coast launch smartcard

Scheme launched to ease journeys and ensure less waste.

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Avanti West Coast partners with charities and organisations to distribute surplus food

Avanti West Coast supports charities, food banks and organisations local to its route with donations of surplus food.

Avanti West Coast Pendolino

Industry collaborates to operate temporary timetable during essential repairs

Extra stops added to Avanti West Coast services along Trent Valley following damage to track caused by landslip.

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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.