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Royal Alexandra Hospital Nurses

Local communities and key workers helped by Avanti West Coast employees during COVID-19 crisis

Food and essential items donated to support communities and NHS workers.

Dot to Dot

All aboard the Avanti West Coast ‘Dot to Dot’ Express

Avanti West Coast launch a series of fun activities for railway obsessed youngsters.

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Coronavirus travel update - Avanti West Coast to operate reduced timetable

From Monday (March 23), and in keeping with the rest of the rail industry, Avanti West Coast will reduce the number of services running on the West Coast Main Line.

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Flybe passengers offered free travel on Avanti West Coast and FirstGroup trains this week

Following the news that airline Flybe will not be providing any flights today (Thursday 5 March),  FirstGroup's rail companies, including Avanti West Coast, will offer a free ticket on its trains to all Flybe customers and employees intending to travel during the coming week.

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Tilting Ale hops back on board with Avanti West Coast

Tilting Ale is being served on Avanti West Coast services after it was brought back by popular demand.  

Hornby Pendolino on for auction

Avanti West Coast model train set auctioned for children’s charity

Model train enthusiasts will have the chance to get their hands on history by bidding for the very first Hornby Avanti West Coast Pendolino.

CGI Avanti West Coast Pendolino

£642m deal to refurbish and maintain Avanti West Coast Pendolinos

Britain’s most iconic train fleet is to undergo a major refurbishment that will create scores of high-skilled engineering jobs and secure hundreds more roles throughout the UK.

Avanti West Coast Arrives in Wrexham

North Wales welcomes Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast holds official launch event in Wrexham and announces package of improvements including new trains, more services, and improved compensation

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