Welcome to the future of train travel
We are Avanti West Coast, the operators of the West Coast Mainline service in the UK. As of 8 December 2019, we’ve taken over from Virgin Trains to deliver a cleaner, greener railway that drives the West Coast forward.
Building a British icon
The West Coast Mainline is Britain’s premier long-distance railway, linking together towns and major cities to create a vital economic artery for the UK. But for us, that’s just the start.
We’re on a mission to run a railway that generates prosperity and pride, right across the nation. We’re creating an iconic railway the country can be proud of, with shining customer service to boot.
Building on a beloved brand
We have the chance to reimagine railways for a new generation, but only because we’re building on what came before us. We’re holding onto everything that customers loved about the Virgin Trains West Coast service, and taking it to the next level with a few innovations of our own.
Revolutionising rail travel
As we set off for the West Coast, we’re honoured to have the chance to shape history, with a revolutionary railway for our customers and stakeholders.
A pioneering partnership
Avanti West Coast is part of the West Coast Partnership owned by First Trenitalia, a joint venture between FirstGroup and Trenitalia. We’ll be travelling the length of the country over the coming years, and we couldn’t be prouder to be setting off on the journey together.
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What’s in store
From an expanded fleet of Pendolinos to bigger, comfier seats, find out what we’ve got planned to make the West Coast Mainline the railway of the future.
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