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CGI Avanti West Coast Pendolino

New era for rail services on the West Coast Main Line

Avanti West Coast officially takes over the operation of long-distance train services on the West Coast Main Line today (December 9, 2019), heralding a new era of intercity and future high-speed rail services in the UK.

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First Trenitalia chooses Hitachi Rail to build new InterCity trains for Avanti West Coast

First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on Sunday 8 December, has today awarded a contract worth more than £350m to Hitachi Rail to provide and maintain 23 new intercity trains (135 carriages), to be built at its County Durham factory.

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Avanti West Coast unveiled as name for new partnership railway

FirstGroup and Trenitalia’s West Coast Partnership heralds a new era of innovative high-speed rail services