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Avanti West Coast holds official launch event in Wrexham and announces package of improvements including new trains, more services, and improved compensation
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.
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.
FirstGroup and Trenitalia’s West Coast Partnership heralds a new era of innovative high-speed rail services