Well, we’re still living in very uncertain times. And while we’re dreaming
of the day you can move freely again, for now, travelling
with us is just for essential trips.

In the meantime, here’s some news of what we’ve been up to,
from new model Hornby trains to the lowdown on West Coast upgrades.

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

seats onboard

Avanti West Coast rolled out its final upgraded Voyager train on Friday, 17 December marking the end of a six-month overhaul programme.

The £8.3m investment was completed at Bombardier’s depot in Ilford, east London, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with customers already benefitting from the trains’ revitalised interiors.

The refresh of the 20 trains includes new Standard Class seats covers and carpets as well as a revamped toilet area. All older lighting has been replaced with more energy efficient LEDs.

The interior bodyside and ceiling panels in Vestibules, toilets and Standard Class saloons have also been refinished in either paint or vinyl wraps. The door grab handles have been coated with an anti-microbial finish.
The 20 Voyagers operate over the non-electrified sections of the West Coast Main Line in addition to running from London to Scotland, via the West Midlands. They will remain in service until 2022 when Avanti West Coast will introduce a fleet of new Hitachi Class 805 and 807 trains.

Train Trivia

By the way, did you know that it was in March 1904
that the first mainline electric train ran
from Liverpool to Southport?



Train Hornby Image
Hornby's Pride
model train 

Fan favourite Hornby is releasing its 2021 model train
range, including one of our own: our fully wrapped Pride
train, ‘Progress’. It’s sure to make a colourful addition to
any collection

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Upgrades along the
West Coast Mainline  

Interested in the latest developments along the West Coast mainline?
Check out the new website.

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Easy, speedy new ways to pay  

Now you can buy tickets with Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal on our free app.

Get it on Google Play