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Avanti West Coast

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If you're after Avanti West Coast train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where Avanti West Coast can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Avanti West Coast tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About Avanti West Coast

British Virgin Trains ended 22 years of service on December 7, 2019. Subsequently, it announced that it would hand over the railway operation rights to Avanti West Coast, a venture capital company established by the British First Group and the Italian company Trenitalia. From December 8, Avanti West Coast will provide service on the West Coast Rail Line. Its franchise runs until 2031, operated jointly by First Group (70% holding) and Italy’s state railway company Trenitalia (30% holding). According to the introduction of the two shareholders FirstGroup and Trenitalia, the new operating company name Avanti, which means 'forward' in Italian, reflects progress and the drive to move forward. After Avanti took over the service, it launches a new brand LOGO, and paints the train body green and white, replacing the original color of Virgin Trains.

Avanti West Coast Route Map

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Unsure about where to start your Avanti West Coast adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Avanti West Coast are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Avanti West Coast an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Avanti West Coast offers

Avanti West Coast provides services from London Euston to a number of major terminals such as Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, and Liverpool Lime Street. As “Avanti” means in Italian, Avanti West Coast pursues more improvements and advancements. What can we expect on Avanti West Coast? The new West Coast Partnership can bring following benefits:
  • 1. Complete renewal of all 56 Pendolino trains running on the West Coast Main Line
  • 2. More stable and free WiFi coverage
  • 3. Improved on-board meals
  • 4. More comfortable seats and 263 extra train services
  • 5. Upgraded stations
  • 6. New environmentally friendly trains
  • 7. Flexible smart ticket choices
  • How to Get Cheap Avanti West Coast tickets

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    Avanti West Coast Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • Free WiFi
    • Access to Avanti’s onboard entertainment system
    • Support for phone charging
    • At Seat Order

    Standard Premium Class

    • Free WiFi
    • Access to Avanti’s onboard entertainment system
    • At Seat Order
    • More comfortable seats
    • Extra legroom
    • Plug sockets and phone charging
    • Guaranteed at-seat table

    First Class

    • Free WiFi
    • Access to Avanti’s onboard entertainment system
    • Phone charging
    • At Seat Order
    • More comfortable seats
    • Extra legroom
    • Plug sockets and phone charging
    • Guaranteed at-seat table
    • Complimentary food and beverages

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with Avanti West Coast a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

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    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
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    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    · For ages 16+ couples travel together
    · Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
    · £15 each! Best discount for couple travel

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    · Great for families who love to travel
    · 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
    · Average annual savings up to £114!

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    More info about Avanti West Coast

    Q:
    1. Why did Avanti replace virgin?
    A:
    The termination of the Virgin Trains franchise follows a bid by Virgin Group and Stagecoach to continue operating trains on routes that were disqualified by the Department for Transport (DfT) in April for not meeting pension rules.
    Q:
    2. Is Avanti West Coast same as virgin?
    A:
    Avanti West Coast took over operations from the prior operating company Virgin Trains on 8 December 2019, which had run the franchise since 1997. It has made some innovative upgrades and enhancements to tickets, trains, and stations.
    Q:
    3. Are Avanti trains air conditioned?
    A:
    All of trains of Avanti West Coast enjoy air conditioning and our fleet has a total of 774 air condition units on board.
    Q:
    4. How fast do Avanti West Coast trains go?
    A:
    Avanti Trains travel at 125mph (or 201kmph), making it a high-speed train.
    Q:
    5. Why did Avanti replace virgin?
    A:
    The termination of the Virgin Trains franchise follows a bid by Virgin Group and Stagecoach to continue operating trains on routes that were disqualified by the Department for Transport (DfT) in April for not meeting pension rules
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