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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.

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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.

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Avanti West Coast staff spread Christmas cheer with donations

Avanti West Coast team at Stoke-on-Trent support work of local church with donations to help those in need this Christmas. 

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Upgrade to Avanti West Coast Voyager fleet now complete

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

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Avanti West Coast auction items raise over £2,000 for Rail Aid

Avanti West Coast auctions off items of railway memorabilia to raise over £2000 for Railway Children as part of the charity's Rail Aid fundraiser

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Avanti West Coast gives customers option to donate Delay Repay compensation to charity

Customers eligible for Delay Repay can now donate their compensation to Avanti West Coast's charity partner, Action for Children. 

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Avanti West Coast spreads Christmas cheer with #FakesOnATrain - personalised video messages from railway-themed fake celebrities

Avanti West Coast launches spoof video messaging called #FakesOnATrain to help spread Christmas cheer and raise money for Action for Children.